Republican wins Alaska’s 6th Congressional District

Republican wins Alaska's 6th Congressional District

Democrat Mary Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term (Washington Post)

Peltola, who was named by her predecessor to succeed John Yarmuth, defeated Republican Brian Fitzpatrick.

Republican Brian Fitzpatrick won his race for Alaska’s 6th Congressional District, beating Democrat Mary Peltola with 57 percent of the vote. [Washington Post]

The Democrat won 56 percent of the vote, and the Republicans got 36 percent. Republican Brian Fitzpatrick had been considered the favorites. [Washington Post]

Peltola, who served as a Marine for over two decades, is seen as an independent centrist, whereas Fitzpatrick has served with the GOP majorities in the House.

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