Peltola nets huge financial catch

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Mary Peltola won the special U.S. House race last month despite raising one-sixth the money of her two opponents. Now the tables have turned as she faces them again in the November general election, having raised more than four times the amount of her opponents during the most recent 39-day reporting period.

Peltola, Alaska’s first Democratic House member in about 50 years, raised about $1.53 million between July 28 and Sept. 5, according to final reports for the special election that needed to be filed with the Federal Elections Commission by Thursday. Republican challengers Sarah Palin raised about $228,300 and Nick Begich III about $118,000.

Of those totals, nearly

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