Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, said on Friday that she will run for Congress to replace the late Alaska Representative Don Young, The Hill reported.
“Today I’m launching my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives seat representing Alaska,” Sarah Palin said on Facebook.
Palin had stated in March that she would “in a heartbeat” replace Young in his post.
WinRed, a Republican fundraising website, has already set up a page to gather funds for the late Senator John McCain’s former running partner.
To replace the vacancy, a special election will be held this summer. The primary election will be held on June 11 and the main election will be held on August 16.
Young, Congress’s longest-serving member, died in mid-March at the age of 88. His office verified at the time that he died while heading back to Alaska.