Sarah Palin’s ex-mother-in-law threw an election party for her opponent

  • Sarah Palin’s former mother-in-law hosted a pre-election dinner for her GOP rival, Nick Begich III.
  • The two will face off in November’s general election, which will be decided by a ranked-choice election.
  • The Palins seem to have known Begich from their time working at the MTA and MEA in Alaska.

Sarah Palin’s former father-in-law hosted a pre-election dinner honoring the former governor’s top Republican challenger for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives — where they will now face off in November’s midterm elections.

The Alaska report should be read Jim and Fay Pauline, Pauline’s parents Ex-husband Todd PalinThey hosted more than 100 people at their home Monday night to support Republican Nick Begich III.

Begich currently faces Palin in two races: a special election to fill the late Rep. Dan Young’s seat until his term expires early next year and a second contest to permanently fill the vacant seat for the next term.

According to Must Read Alaska, Jim and Fay Ballin were former senior managers at the MTA and MEA, and Begich served on the MTA’s board for five years.

Jim Palin publicly endorsed Begich in April. In a Facebook post shared by Begich’s campaign, Jim Palin said Begich is “hard-working, dedicated, and has the insight and ability to effectively stand up for Alaska.”

Alaska reported that Monday night’s party was held in Jim and Fay Palin’s backyard, where Begich gave his final campaign speech, saying he was happy to start and end his campaign in Wasilla, Alaska.

In his final speech, Begich spoke about the need for developed resources in the state, including timber, oil, gas and tourism, to be studied in Alaska.

He said Palin was a “no-show” during the campaign because he spent so much time out of state during the campaign that he had to study Alaska.

Meanwhile, Begich’s uncle, Mark Begich, a former U.S. senator from Alaska, has endorsed Democrat Mary Beltola in the congressional race and is raising funds for her, Alaska said.

Special election between Palin, Begich and Beltola Too close to call until Wednesday morning. Who will fill Young’s seat in Congress until his term ends in January has yet to be determined.

As for Tuesday’s primary, Palin, Begich and Beltola will all advance to the November general election — which will be determined by ranked-choice voting — in which voters will choose who they want to represent them for the next congressional term.

A spokeswoman for Palin’s campaign did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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