Sunday, October 1, 2023

Sarah Palin Is Overwhelming Favorite for Alaska House Seat, Beats Santa Claus

'I’m looking forward to the special general election so we can highlight our ideas for fixing this country... '

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin won the first round of the special election to fill the only seat of the state in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 11 beating Santa Claus and a field of others.

“With 54.4% of the vote in, Palin had 32,371 votes to just over 20,000 for second-place finisher Nick Begich, brother of former Alaska senator Mark Begich and the favorite of the state’s GOP establishment,” The Daily Wire reported.

“The field included 48 candidates vying to replace Rep. Don Young, who died in March. Palin, Begich, surgeon Al Gross, and one other candidate, likely Mary Pelota, will advance to the next round of the state’s first-ever ranked choice, non-partisan primary.”

After securing the first-place finish, Palin posted a tweet in which she thanked the people of Alaska for voting for her and gave a reassuring message.

“I’m looking forward to the special general election so we can highlight our ideas for fixing this country by responsibly developing Alaska’s God-given natural resources, getting runaway government spending under control, protecting human life, protecting the right to keep and bear arms and restoring respect for individual liberty and the Constitution,” she said in her tweet.

There was also one of Palin’s opponent who didn’t make the top four – “Claus, a city councilman, avowed socialist and supporter of Bernie Sanders from the city of North Pole,” the Daily Wire reported.

Palin, a former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential candidate along with John McCain who campaigned for president in 2008, is a front-runner. Others include Nick Begich, the state GOP’s choice and a grandson of a politician who held the seat before Young — a person who held the House seat since 1973, and Al Gross, a doctor who ran for Senate once in 2020.

Palin received several endorsements, including on from former President Donald Trump.

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