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Sarah Palin’s future uncertain after losing House race
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Sarah Palin’s future uncertain after losing House race

Republican Sarah Palin re-emerged in Alaska politics over a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state's U.S. House seat. She had a lot going for her: unbeatable name recognition, the backing of former President Donald Trump in a state he carried twice and an unrivaled ability to attract national media attention.But she struggled to catch fire with voters, some of whom were put off by her 2009 resignation, and ran what critics saw as a lackluster campaign against a Republican endorsed by state party leaders and a breakout Democrat who pitched herself as a regular Alaskan and ran on a platform of "fish, family and freedom."Palin lost two elections for the House seat Republican Don Young held for 49 years before his death in March — an August special ballot...
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 retain...