In an Alaska political shocker, Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell announced Friday before a crowd at the Republican Party convention that he will challenge embattled U.S. Rep. Don Young in the August Republican primary. "I just think it's about restoring trust to government," Parnell said.
Young, who was attending the convention, had a quick response: Bring it on. Young, who has won 18 times as Alaska's lone congressman, says his seniority is what counts.
But Parnell immediately got the backing of Republican Gov. Sarah Palin, whose husband, parents and siblings were part of a cheering group gathered outside of the state Division of Elections for Parnell's news conference on entering the race.
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