Donald Trump campaigned in Alaska on Saturday for Sarah Palin, the former governor of the northern US state seen by many as a precursor to the populist and anti-elite movement including the Republican ex-president. is made the champion.
Ms. Palin, 58, is running for Alaska's only seat in the United States House of Representatives, vacant after the sudden death of the Republican Don Young, who had held it for 49 years.
Like Mr Trump, she has played a key role in the Republican Party's populist shift over the past decade in an effort to appeal to the working class. This Christian conservative suddenly found herself in the spotlight when she was chosen by Republican presidential candidate John McCain as his running mate in the 2008 election. many observers, paved the way for Mr. Trump's ascent to the White House, which he conquered eight years later.
Sarah Palin supports the unfounded allegations of fraud brandished by Donald Trump, who claims to have been “robbed” of the 2020 presidential victory by the Democrats in several key states. “In Alaska, we didn't have to worry because we won,” the former president told the crowd gathered at a stadium in Anchorage.
Ms Palin told the public that she had supported Mr. Trump from the start of his campaign in 2016 because the New York billionaire had also supported her when she and her family found themselves in the spotlight.
“He wrote me a note and said: hold on!” she said.
All 435 members of the US House of Representatives must be renewed in the midterm elections on November 8.
Donald Trump is trying to consolidate its grip on the Republican Party by supporting, during the primaries, the candidates who are favorable to it against those of the more moderate Republican right.