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Alaska debate for Congressional seat: Sarah Palin, Mary Peltola, Nick Begich and Chris Bye meet
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Alaska debate for Congressional seat: Sarah Palin, Mary Peltola, Nick Begich and Chris Bye meet

The candidates running for the at-large congressional seat in Alaska appeared to pledge bipartisanship in the only debate of the race, which will feature ranked-choice voting – although not all the candidates, especially former Gov. Sarah Palin, could resist getting some partisan shots in.  While Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola is the incumbent, she won a special election to replace the late Don Young in August and was sworn in on Sept. 13. Peltola, the first woman to represent the state in the House and first Alaska Native in Congress, is also the first Democrat to hold the state's House seat in nearly 50 years – a state former President Donald Trump won in 2020 by 10 points.Since arriving in Washington, Peltola has tried to emphasize her bipartisan credentials and even has retained ...
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 ...