Palin’s Bid for Congress Hinges on Voters Liking Her Second-Best

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Sarah Palin has a third shot at getting a job in Washington as she tries again to get to Congress.

The conservative firebrand’s latest political attempt follows her defeat in a special US House election this summer and the dashing of her vice presidential hopes in 2008.

Palin (R) is in a rematch with Rep. Mary Peltola (D), who won the August special election to fill the remainder of the late Rep. Don Young’s (R-Alaska) term.

Also again on the ballot will be Nick Begich, a Republican from a family of prominent Democrats, and Libertarian candidate Chris Bye.

Photographer: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg

Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and candidate for the US House, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas on Aug. 4.

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