Democrat Mary Peltola is the first Alaskan Native to serve in the U.S. Congress. She beat former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Democrat Mary Peltola once again won the vote for the congressional seat against former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. This was reported by CNN and ABC broadcasters on Wednesday evening (local time), based on vote counts.
Peltola defeated Sarah Palin.
Peltola, 49, had already made a stir when he defeated Palin in a by-election for the House of Representatives in August. The seat was vacant with the death of longtime Republican Congressman Don Young, which led to unscheduled elections at the time.
But in the congressional elections nearly two weeks ago, Peltola had to run for reelection as the seat was open to vote as usual. During the so-called midterm exams, among other things, the entire House of Representatives was re-elected. The real question was whether Peltola would be victorious again after just a few months – once again he faced Palin and businessman Nick Begich.
First Alaskan Native to the House of Representatives
Since the absolute majority was not achieved in the counts made on the election day, the result of the election became clear only with a delay. Peltola became the first woman and first Native American to represent Alaska in the House of Representatives, and the first Democrat to represent the state in the legislature in a summer special vote in half a century.
The renewed defeat, however, came as a bitter disappointment for Palin, who was governor of Alaska from 2006 to 2009 and has built a reputation as a former icon of the radically conservative and populist Tea Party movement and a Republican vice presidential candidate.
The result in Alaska does not change the majority in the House of Representatives. The Republicans won a weak majority here in the US midterm elections and will serve there from early January.
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