Sarah Palin Loses Alaska House Seat in Special Election

Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election to fill Alaska's House seat for the duration of 2022.

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.

Donald Trump, the former president, has endorsed Palin.

Palin will, however, have a second chance at the House contest because Palin and Peltola are among the candidates running in a separate election in November for the full term.