Rep. Peltola to Newsmax: Focus on Issues Led to Win Over Palin

Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, told Newsmax on Thursday that her focus on key issues like jobs and her staying away from personal attacks helped propel her to victory over her Republican opponent, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Peltola, who is the first woman to represent Alaska in Congress and the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, told “National Report” that she is “very, very honored to be representing Alaska here in Washington, D.C.,” adding that “the magic hasn’t disappeared yet.”

When asked about her election victory, Peltola credited her “platform of four planks,” including “pro-jobs, pro-family, pro-fish, and pro-choice.”

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