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1. Democrat Mary Peltola beats Sarah Palin in Alaska special election

Democrat Mary Peltola defeated Republican Sarah Palin on Wednesday in Alaska's special congressional election. The upset made Peltola the first Native Alaskan elected to Congress and the first Democrat to hold Alaska's lone House seat in nearly 50 years. She will serve the rest of the term of Rep. Don Young (R), who died in March at age 88 after holding the seat since 1973. Peltola, Palin, Republican Nick Begich, and libertarian Chris Bye will compete in November's election to serve a full term after the current one ends Jan. 3. Peltola, a tribal fisheries manager and former state representative, won under Alaska's new ranked-choice voting system. She campaigned on her support for abortion rights, unions, and climate action.

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