(FreedomBeacon.com)- Before her crushing defeat in what was assumed to be a safehold for the GOP, Sarah Palin was given an offer to dropout to make way for another GOP candidate who would win, according to Just the News. Both Sarah Palin and Nick Begich declined the opportunity to dropout of the general election on the deadline, which created an opportunity for the Democratic candidate to win as the GOP vote would be split.
They faced off against Mary Peltola who won the state’s special election to fill the seat of the late-Rep. Don Young. Palin, who was formerly the governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate, berated her GOP challenger’s losing streak.
“He represents the good ol’ boys network, the establishment and yes, the liberals,” mocked Palin.
“Only a Democrat sympathizer would selfishly stay in this race after getting thumped three times,” she also said, according to Alaska Public.
With Alaska’s voting choice system, Peltola won by 51.48% of the vote, despite coming in with just over 40%. She will occupy the seat until January and will hold it if she wins the general election.
Palin and Young continue to go against each other, however, exchanging blows as they split the GOP vote.
“Palin simply doesn’t have enough support from Alaskans to win an election, and her performance in the special [election} was embarrassing as a former governor and vice presidential candidate,” Begich said on Monday.
The news came as a shock to Republicans as Alaska was safely expected to be handed over to Republicans, leaving some to criticize the GOP’s ability to constantly mess up what may have been a “sure thing.”
Both Republicans and Democrats are near tied for the midterms after a series of Democratic wins that the party has boasted and gushed over, such as the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. What was once thought to be a red wave, now seems to be a far-fetched dream.