Sarah Palin could end up back in national Politics if she wins the election on Tuesday August 16…..
AK-AL (Special General Election): Alaska is holding the special general election for the seat vacated after Dean of the House Don Young’s (R) death. While initially expected to be a top-4 general decided by ranked choice voting, it is now essentially a top-3 election because the third place finisher, 2020 Senate candidate Al Gross (I/D), dropped out after the replacement deadline. The three candidates vying for the most first- and second-preference votes are:
Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin (R) of Anchorage-exurban Wasilla, Matanuska-Susitna Borough is the most famous candidate in the race among those Outside Alaska. Palin served just part of one term as governor, resigning in 2009, in part to try to halt an avalanche of FOIA requests and ethics complaints brought after she ran for Vice President (some of which she had to pay out-of-pocket to defend). Palin has always occupied the state’s conservatarian anti-establishment Republican lane, including when she ran for Alaska Governor in 2006. Palin has received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, but few establishment politicians within the state. She has raised $1.07 million as of July 27 – largely from small-dollar donors outside Alaska. Palin placed first in the special primary with 27%…..
The Wyoming Republican primary is about incumbent Liz Cheney political future…
She IS actually a good voting Republican …
She has been on Donald Trump’s case and THAT means she’s VERY LIKELY to be looking for a new job soon….
WY-AL (R): Wyoming has a PVI of R+24. Three notable Republicans are facing off for the at-large House seat.
Incumbent Liz Cheney (R) is seeking a third term. Cheney is of course an Heir Force General as the daughter of ex-VP Dick Cheney (R). She served as a mid-level official in the Bush 43 State Department focusing on Middle East policy. Though she lived most of her life in the DC area, Cheney carpetbagged to Wyoming to run against an incumbent Republican for the US Senate in 2014, dropping out before the primary amid deficits in polling. She bounced back to win a fractured primary to take this seat in 2016. Initially a mainstream establishment conservative, Cheney’s star rose rapidly in the House, becoming the third-ranking member of the House GOP in her second term. However, in 2021 she broke ranks with the majority of the party and voted for impeachment. Perhaps more damning for her re-election prospects was her subsequent conversion into a staunch anti-Trump evangelist, including serving on Democrats’ January 6th committee and becoming a vocal repeater of Democratic talking points on the issue. The issues led to her being sacked from her GOP Conference Chair post. Indeed, she has slowly but surely alienated much of not only the grassroots base, but much of the establishment as well, with only moderates and hardcore Bush 43 loyalists remaining in her corner. Cheney retains a massive warchest of $15M, though much of that is from out-of-state #resistance donors. Two notable Republicans are in the race against her this year….