How a victory would set her apart from other unsuccessful postwar VP candidates.
KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE
— 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin surprised the political world when she announced a run to replace the late Don Young in Alaska’s at-large U.S. House seat.
— It’s not unusual for VP losers to subsequently win elected office, although in recent decades that has meant simply winning reelection to the job they held prior to being named to a presidential ticket.
— If Palin wins, she will set an obscure historical marker for unsuccessful postwar VP nominees.