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Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:16 PM Nov 2022

Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term

Source: AP

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep. Don Young. Peltola defeated Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich and Libertarian Chris Bye in the Nov. 8 election.

Results of the ranked choice election were announced Wednesday. Palin and Begich also were candidates in the special election. Peltola, who is Yup’ik, with her win in August became the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold Alaska’s House seat. The win also buoyed her fundraising, outpacing those of her rivals in the lead-up to this month’s election.

Peltola embraced Young’s legacy as she sought the two-year term and was endorsed by his daughters, one of whom presented her with a bolo tie of Young’s at an Alaska Federation of Natives conference where Peltola was treated like a rock star. Young held the seat for 49 years.

“Now, I’m a real congressman for all Alaska,” she said. Young often referred to himself that way. Peltola has described his legacy as one of bipartisanship and building support for Alaska interests in Congress.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-sarah-palin-special-don-young-congress-211e0212b62c43c45cbdf035a0229918

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Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 OP
Congratulation republianmushroom Nov 2022 #1
Good for Alaska, good for US. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2022 #2
NBC calls Alaska for Murkowski and Peltola LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2022 #3
I am so glad she is going back for a FULL term! sheshe2 Nov 2022 #4
+1 -K&R!! onetexan Nov 2022 #15
OUTSTANDING news! Music Man Nov 2022 #5
Good for Her Wolf Frankula Nov 2022 #6
"Snow Snooki" LOL oioioi Nov 2022 #13
Snow Snookie! calimary Nov 2022 #14
TY.. YAY on So many Levels!! Cha Nov 2022 #7
So happy to hear this! brer cat Nov 2022 #8
❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️ Lucinda Nov 2022 #9
Now musclecar6 Nov 2022 #10
Congratulations Rep Peltola!!! AllyCat Nov 2022 #11
I am so happy that she won!! MacKasey Nov 2022 #12
Yay wendyb-NC Nov 2022 #16
Yay! Delphinus Nov 2022 #17
YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY! SheltieLover Nov 2022 #18
And the gravy ontop of this - packman Nov 2022 #19
K & R...nt Wounded Bear Nov 2022 #20

OAITW r.2.0

(23,152 posts)
2. Good for Alaska, good for US.
Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:22 PM
Nov 2022

There are the type of people we need in Congress. Glad to see that Palin's electoral career is over.


(82,778 posts)
4. I am so glad she is going back for a FULL term!
Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:27 PM
Nov 2022

She has already shown us what she is made of.


Music Man

(1,181 posts)
Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:36 PM
Nov 2022

Peltola will be a great representative. I'm happy for Alaska.

Dodged a bullet with Representative Palin.


(80,150 posts)
14. Snow Snookie!
Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:36 PM
Nov 2022


Sarah Vulgara. Let this be it, okay, girlfriend? You’re thoroughly and unquestionably past your sell-by date, and you represent a not-so-impressive past, instead of the future.

Step out of the spotlight while you still mostly have your looks. Time is NOT on your side.


(967 posts)
12. I am so happy that she won!!
Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:09 PM
Nov 2022

There should be a Alaska native in that seat

There should be Native Americans in some Senate seats as well as the Supreme Court



(16,296 posts)
19. And the gravy ontop of this -
Thu Nov 24, 2022, 12:52 PM
Nov 2022

Sarah lost a seat that was held for 50 yrs. by Republicans - now, that I can be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

BTW - remember Sarah's Turkey slaughter video ??--

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