AK: Quitter/vexatious litigator Palin among early frontrunners in special US House primary

Source: Anchorage Daily News

“Early results in Alaska’s 48-candidate special primary election for U.S. House Saturday showed Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich III taking the lead, followed by independent Al Gross. Democratic former state Rep. Mary Peltola, in her first statewide campaign, was in fourth. Palin, in her first campaign since resigning as Alaska governor in 2009, was the clear leader with 30%. Begich, a businessman and investor who launched his campaign before the March death of longtime Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young — which prompted Saturday’s special election — was in second with 19%. … The results, representing 108,981 of the nearly 140,000 ballots cast through Saturday, are not a definitive statement on which four candidates will advance. Officials said counting was finished for Saturday night, but several more tallies are scheduled over the next two weeks, and additional ballots can still arrive and be counted as long as they were postmarked by Saturday.” (06/11/22)