Politics Podcast: Why Alaskans Aren’t In A Rush To Send Sarah Palin To Washington

It’s been nearly 14 yrs given that Sarah Palin became one particular of the most effective-recognised and most polarizing politicians in the region as Sen. John McCain’s functioning mate in the 2008 presidential election. Since then, Palin has teased a comeback various occasions, but her marketing campaign to operate in this year’s exclusive Residence election in Alaska is her first try to return to electoral politics. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew points out why Palin may possibly not be a shoo-in for the seat left driving when Rep. Don Younger died in March.

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