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Sarah Palin seeks comeback in Alaska election

Sarah Palin seeks comeback in Alaska election

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Republican Sarah Palin, who is eyeing a political comeback, is through to November's election in Alaska in the state's House of Representatives race, US media project.

Her rivals are Republican Nick Begich III and Democrat Mary Peltola. The fourth contender is not yet known.

Ms Palin, 58, rose to prominence as a vice-presidential candidate in 2008.

She largely left the spotlight before the 2016 election of Donald Trump, who has become her key ally and supporter.

This year Alaska's party primaries have been replaced with open primaries - the top four runners advance to the poll.

Ms Palin is also running in a separate special election to serve the remaining five months of Republican Don Young, who died in March after serving for 49 years.

That race, where voters used the new ranked choice system, is too early to call.

Ms Palin served as the vice-presidential running mate to Arizona Senator John McCain in 2008, who went on to become a vocal Republican critic of Mr Trump.

She also served as the governor of Alaska between 2006 to 2009.

Her brand of combative conservatism and anti-establishment appeal led many to consider her as the political precursor to Mr Trump.