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Palin calls on Begich to drop out of the race after Democrat wins special election
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Palin calls on Begich to drop out of the race after Democrat wins special election

After a Democrat won the special election last week to finish out for Alaska's at-large congressional seat, former Gov. Sarah Palin called on Monday on fellow Republican Nick Begich to withdraw from November's congressional race so that the GOP can unite behind a single candidate. Palin and Begich lost to Democrat Mary Peltola in the special U.S. House election last week to fill the remainder of Congressman Don Young's term, who died in March. Peltola was announced as the winner of the special election after a process of elimination in Alaska's new ranked-choice voting system catapulted her above the 50% threshold needed to secure a victory. All three candidates are on the ballot again in Nov. for a full two-year term. Alaska's primary system allows the top four vote-getters to be ...