Sarah Palin's former in-laws threw a massive campaign party for her opponent before election night, and now they'll both be on the midterm ballot

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Sarah Palin's in-laws threw a pre-election night party for her GOP challenger, Nick Begich III.
The two will face each other in November's general election, which will be decided by ranked voting.
The Palins seem to know Begich from their time together at the MTA and MEA in Alaska.
Sarah Palin's former in-laws threw a huge pre-election night party in honor of the former governor's top Republican challenger for Alaska's only seat in the US House of Representatives - and now they will face each other in November's midterm elections.
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Must Read Alaska reported that Jim and Faye Palin, the parents of Palin's ex-husband Todd Palin, invited over 100 people to their home Monday night for a party in support of Republican Nick Begich III.
Begich is currently facing Palin in two races: a special election to fill the late Rep. Don Young's seat until the end of his term early next year, and a second race to make the vacant seat permanent for the next term.
According to Must Read Alaska, Jim and Faye Palin are former senior executives at MTA and MEA, and Begich served on the MTA Board of Directors for five years.
Jim Palin publicly endorsed Begich in April. In a Facebook post shared by Begich's campaign, Jim Palin said Begich is "hardworking, dedicated, and has the insight and ability to serve Alaska effectively."
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Must Read Alaska reported that Monday night's party was held in Jim and Faye Palin's backyard, where Begich delivered his final campaign speech and said he was glad to be beginning and ending his campaign in Wasilla, Alaska.
In his closing address, Begich spoke about the need for developed resources -- including timber, oil, gas and tourism -- in the state, Must Read Alaska reported.
He added that Palin "didn't show up" during the campaign because, according to Must Read Alaska, she spent a lot of time out of state during the campaign season.
Meanwhile, Must Read Alaska reported that Begich's uncle, former US Senator from Alaska Mark Begich, is supporting Democrat Mary Peltola in the congressional campaign and is running a fundraiser for her.
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The special election between Palin, Begich and Peltola is still too close on Wednesday morning, and it has yet to be determined who will take Young's seat in Congress by the end of his term in January.
As for Tuesday's primary, Palin, Begich and Peltola will all advance to the November general election - which will be decided by ranked voting - in which voters choose who they want to represent in Congress for the next term.
A spokesman for Palin's campaign did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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Sarah Palin
9th Governor of Alaska from 2006 to 2009
death Palin
American operator
Nick Begich
American politician (1932-1972)
Markus Begich
US Senator from Alaska, Former Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska

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