Mary Peltola defeated Sarah Palin in her attempt to win Alaska back.




After this month’s midterm elections, it is anticipated that former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin would have once again failed in her attempt to make a political comeback.

In the contest for an Alaska US House of Representatives seat, the Republican lost to Mary Peltola, a Democrat, for the second time in three months.

Meanwhile, it is anticipated that Senator Lisa Murkowski won her race by defeating a fellow Republican opponent.

The outcome won’t change which party controls Congress after the midterm elections.

Republicans will continue to control the House, and Democrats will hold onto the Senate.

BBC News reproted that, the Alaska races took two weeks to be called because the state uses a new ranked-choice voting system

According to CBS News, the BBC’s US partner, projected the result for Alaska’s at-large House seat on Wednesday night with 88% of votes counted, showing Ms Peltola on 55% and Ms Palin on 45%.

Ms Peltola won the seat by three percentage points in a special election this August, her first victory over Ms Palin.

The Democrat’s win is notable in a conservative state that former President Donald Trump took by 10 points in 2020 and in a district that was Republican-held for nearly five decades.

Senator Murkowski – an incumbent moderate Republican who voted to impeach Mr Trump for incitement of insurrection after last year’s US Capitol riot – has also cruised to re-election.

With almost all votes counted, she has beaten Trump-endorsed intra-party challenger Kelly Tshibaka by more than seven points, CBS projects.

It’s reported that, In 2020, Mr Trump vowed to campaign against Ms Murkowski, saying: “Get any candidate ready, good or bad, I don’t care, I’m endorsing. If you have a pulse, I’m with you!”

The former president – who has just launched another campaign for the White House – travelled in July to Anchorage to appear at a rally for Ms Palin and Ms Tshibaka.

Ms Peltola, who is Yup’ik and grew up in a rural part of Alaska, campaigned for abortion access, climate action and the state’s salmon populations.


She served in the statehouse in Juneau for a decade, overlapping with Ms Palin during her 2006-09 tenure as governor of Alaska.


Despite their political rivalry, the two say they bonded in the Capitol as they were both pregnant at the time.

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