Sarah Palin advances to November election for Alaska's U.S. House seat
Why it matters: Palin, capitalizing on support from former President Trump, is mounting a political comeback after more than a decade out of elected office.
Driving the news: Palin joins Republican Nick Begich and Democrat Mary Peltola on the ballot, according to AP, which noted on Wednesday morning it's too early to call the fourth-placed candidate.
- The trio will compete via a ranked-choice contest in the general election to fill the remaining months of the late Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), who died in March after serving in the seat for 49 years.
Worth noting: Palin aligned herself closely to the former president throughout the campaign. Last week, Trump called into one of her rallies on the same day the FBI searched his Mar-a-Largo residence.
What to watch: Palin, Begich and Peltola also competed in a special election to replace Young and serve the remainder of his term. The results of that race won't be known until at least Aug. 31, AP reports.
- Palin finished first last June in the crowded primary field of 48 candidates to advance in the special election.