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Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:16 PM

Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term

Source: AP

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep. Don Young. Peltola defeated Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich and Libertarian Chris Bye in the Nov. 8 election.

Results of the ranked choice election were announced Wednesday. Palin and Begich also were candidates in the special election. Peltola, who is Yup’ik, with her win in August became the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold Alaska’s House seat. The win also buoyed her fundraising, outpacing those of her rivals in the lead-up to this month’s election.

Peltola embraced Young’s legacy as she sought the two-year term and was endorsed by his daughters, one of whom presented her with a bolo tie of Young’s at an Alaska Federation of Natives conference where Peltola was treated like a rock star. Young held the seat for 49 years.

“Now, I’m a real congressman for all Alaska,” she said. Young often referred to himself that way. Peltola has described his legacy as one of bipartisanship and building support for Alaska interests in Congress.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-sarah-palin-special-don-young-congress-211e0212b62c43c45cbdf035a0229918



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BumRushDaShow Wednesday OP
republianmushroom Wednesday #1
OAITW r.2.0 Wednesday #2
LetMyPeopleVote Wednesday #3
sheshe2 Wednesday #4
onetexan Thursday #15
Music Man Wednesday #5
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calimary Wednesday #14
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wendyb-NC Thursday #16
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:19 PM

1. Congratulation

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:22 PM

2. Good for Alaska, good for US.

There are the type of people we need in Congress. Glad to see that Palin's electoral career is over.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:26 PM

3. NBC calls Alaska for Murkowski and Peltola

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:27 PM

4. I am so glad she is going back for a FULL term!

She has already shown us what she is made of.

Congratulations!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 04:03 AM

15. +1 -K&R!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:36 PM

5. OUTSTANDING news!

Peltola will be a great representative. I'm happy for Alaska.

Dodged a bullet with Representative Palin.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:39 PM

6. Good for Her

And I hope it's the last we hear of Snow Snookie.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:19 PM

13. "Snow Snooki" LOL

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:36 PM

14. Snow Snookie!

OMG!!!

Sarah Vulgara. Let this be it, okay, girlfriend? You’re thoroughly and unquestionably past your sell-by date, and you represent a not-so-impressive past, instead of the future.

Step out of the spotlight while you still mostly have your looks. Time is NOT on your side.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:44 PM

7. TY.. YAY on So many Levels!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 08:52 PM

8. So happy to hear this!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 09:28 PM

9. ❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 09:33 PM

10. Now



Sarah Palin can concentrate on trying to see Russia from her house.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:04 PM

11. Congratulations Rep Peltola!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:09 PM

12. I am so happy that she won!!

There should be a Alaska native in that seat

There should be Native Americans in some Senate seats as well as the Supreme Court

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 08:13 AM

16. Yay

Congratulations, to US Rep Mary Peltola, and the citizens of Alaska.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:27 AM

17. Yay!

So happy to read this. ❤️

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 12:28 PM

18. YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY!



So, ty, Alaska voters for dumping the trash!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 12:52 PM

19. And the gravy ontop of this -

Sarah lost a seat that was held for 50 yrs. by Republicans - now, that I can be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

BTW - remember Sarah's Turkey slaughter video ??--


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 06:36 PM

20. K & R...nt

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