Sarah Palin, the former governor has lost the special election to fill Alaska’s House seat for the duration of 2022 against Mary Peltola of the ruling Democratic party.
Peltola was declared the victor on Wednesday, which stopped former governor Sarah Palin from making a comeback in politics.
With Peltola’s winning, the former state legislator will become the first Alaska Native in Congress and will take over the position held for over 50 years by the late GOP Rep. Don Young.
The contest for Young’s seat had drawn attention from throughout the country due to Palin’s failed bid for a political return.
Palin had run as the Republican candidate for vice president in 2008 and lost. After losing, she resigned from her position as governor in the middle of her sole term in 2009.
Donald Trump, the former president, has endorsed Palin. In support of Palin and other Republican candidates Trump in tele-rallies for her campaign and showed up at a gathering in Alaska in July.
Since leaving her position as governor, Palin has not sought any office. She will, however, have a second chance at the House contest because Palin and Peltola are among the candidates who will be running in a separate election in November for the full term.