Former Alaska Republican Governor and candidate for Vice President Sarah Palin is currently riding high after she snagged one of four spots in November’s ranked-choice general election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, but her own in-laws may not share her enthusiasm.
Jim and Faye Palin, the parents of Palin's ex-husband Todd Palin, hosted over 100 people at their home for Republican Nick Begich III, one of Palin's opponents.
According to Faye Palin, it's not that she doesn't like her ex-daughter-in-law, it's that she “only has one vote” and it’s for Begich, as she told Newsy reporter Nathaniel Reed.
Reed shared Faye Palin's remarks to his official Twitter account with an image of the election party she and Jim Palin threw for Begich.
The comment proved to be exactly the type of petty social media users live for.
Palin seeks to win the seat previously held by Representative Don Young, who held the seat for almost 50 years before he died in March.
Earlier this year, Palin hinted she would run for Congress to fight "namby pamby wussy pussy stuff," a turn of phrase that earned her widespread ridicule.
Earlier this month, Palin was criticized after declaring members of Congress should be holding "huge bada** rallies on the Capitol steps" in addition to "press conferences" and "fireside chats" on a regular basis to inform the American public about what's "going on."
Her response was suitably Trumpian, bringing to mind former Republican President Donald Trump's tendency to only hold ego-bolstering campaign style rallies with only his supporters throughout his presidency while ceasing daily press briefings for the public.
With voting complete in Alaska’s special U.S. House race on Tuesday, Democrat Mary Peltola was leading both Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich III in early returns, but the winner won’t be known until the last ballots are counted later this month.
As of Wednesday, Alaska Division of Elections counted over 157,000 ballots in the race that will determine Alaska’s interim representative in Congress, in a special election to replace Young. Ballots postmarked on or before election day will continue to be accepted until August 31.
All three candidates running in the special election—Peltola, Palin and Begich—are also running in the general election to fill the next House term that begins in January.
All three are expected to have the votes to advance to the November general election.