"Who Is Mary Peltola? Dem Beats Palin In Historic Alaska Race"

"Mary Peltola’s win yesterday in a special election for an Alaska House seat sent shock waves through the political universe. And while the Democrat beat two Republicans, including former Gov. Sarah Palin, Peltola is a moderate and a firm backer of the state’s oil and natural gas industry.

She is also the first Alaska Native elected to Congress and will be the first Democrat to represent the state in the House in nearly half a century.

Peltola, a former state lawmaker, beat Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, in yesterday’s ballot counting 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent. Palin was also former President Donald Trump’s choice."

Timothy Cama reports for E&E News September 1, 2022.

Source: E&E News, 09/02/2022