Without anyone to split the moderate or liberal votes, Democratic candidate Mary Peltola has a pretty clear path to at least 40-45% of the vote, leaving Republicans Begich and Palin in a pinch.
2022 special election
Sweeney, who was the co-chair of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young’s re-election campaign, finished fifth in the June 11 special primary election with 5.92% of the vote. Following her finish, she said she was considering her next steps and had not committed to running in the general election race.
7,504 ballots were rejected in the special election with more than a third being rejected because of the state’s witness signature requirement, with rural Alaska and Anchorage seeing far higher rejection rates than other parts of the state.