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Why Sarah Palin is probably serious about challenging GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sarah Palin is back, and she's coming for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

On Friday, the Republican senator affirmed she'd vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying she made her decision based on "issues ... bigger than a nominee." Sen. Susan Collins' (R-Maine) support for the nominee quickly negated Murkowski's "no" vote, but one vice presidential hopeful turned reality show star wasn't about to let it go.

Palin's tweet looks like a succinct suggestion that she'll challenge Murkowski when she's up for re-election in four years. It's not hard to imagine, either, because the senator and the ex-governor have history. Palin is the woman who, in 2006, defeated Murkowski's father in a Republican primary to become the first female governor of Alaska. Frank Murkowski had served just one term as governor after a long stint in the Senate, though he actually appointed his daughter to fill his seat when he won the governorship in 2002.

Lisa Murkowski has remained in the Senate ever since, even losing the GOP primary in 2010 only to win re-election as a write-in candidate. So Palin, despite definitely having a few more canceled TV shows under her belt, is going to have to bring it.