Palin going against the GOP, supporting an independent with a Democratic running mate? Who would have thunk it? It all boils down to her successor as governor dismantling a tax on oil companies that she had put in place when she rolled out Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share Program.....Wait? Palin came up with a tax on oil companies while governor of Alaska? Once again, who would have thunk it. But it seems to have been a good program she initiated, because since Parnell dismantled it, Alaska's revenue is taking a huge hit.October 23, 2014 Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP.
But on Wednesday, Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin's endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly resigned and is embroiled in a highly contested race for reelection to a second full term.
Palin supporting a Democrat and supporting a tax on oil? I guess she is a maverick after all. LOL.
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