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Sarah Palin advances to general election for Alaska House seat

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was one of three candidates to advance to the state's general election. The fourth has yet to be determined.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was one of three candidates running for the state's general election. The fourth has yet to be decided. AP

Juneau, Alaska — Alaska Senator Lisa Markowski and fellow Republican Kelly Tzibaka advanced through Tuesday's primary. Republican Sarah Palin's political comeback was one of the candidates heading into November's general election in Alaska's only race for a seat in the House of Representatives.

This year's election in Alaska was the first to adopt a voter-approved electoral process, replacing party primaries with open primaries, with the top four vote-getters of each race advancing to the general election. , . In general elections, ranked voting is used.

Murkowski and Tzibaka, backed by former President Donald Trump, won his two slots in the Senate race, but the results are still being tallied. The remaining 2 frames are undecided.

In the House primary, Palin, Republican Nick Begich and Democrat Mary Peltra advanced to her November election. The final slot was also not yet decided. The winner of the November race will be elected to a two-year term.

Peltola, Begich and Palin were also contesting a special election to serve the remainder of the United States President's term. Rep. Don Young, who ends early next year. Young died in March.

The special and primary elections were on opposite sides of the poll on Tuesday. The winner of the Ranked Choice Special Election may not be known until the end of the month.

In the Alaska gubernatorial race, Republican Mike Dunleavy, Democrat Lesgala and independent Bill Walker all advanced to his November general election. Other candidates in the race include Republican Rep. Christopher Kulka and Republican district mayor Charlie Pearce.