Sarah Palin Loses (Again) In Quest For House Seat

Democrat Mary Peltola has beaten former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, for the lone House seat from Alaska
Mary Peltola, Sarah Palin (via Twitter)

Rep. Mary Peltola (D) has easily beaten former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, in her quest to secure a full term in the House of Representatives.

Peltola, the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, first won the seat in a special election earlier this year.

From the New York Times:

Ms. Peltola first won the seat in an August special election to finish the term of Representative Don Young, a Republican who died in March. Her victory, which flipped the seat for Democrats for the first time in 50 years, was considered an upset against Ms. Palin.

With her latest success, Ms. Peltola has secured a full two-year term as the lone representative for the state of Alaska.

The loss for Republicans in the state ensures that they will hold 220 seats in the House — a razor-thin margin with just two races yet to be called — when leaders had hoped to pad that majority with as many additional seats as possible.

With 136,893 votes after two rounds of tabulation, Ms. Peltola secured 54.9 percent of the vote, The Alaska Division of Elections said. 

Also – Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) won a 4th term on Wednesday. Murkowski was the only Senate Republican up for re-election this year who voted to convict Donald Trump in his impeachment trial after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

Read more at the New York Times.