Democrat Mary Peltola tops Sarah Palin to win U.S

House special election in Alaska

Democrat Mary Peltola will represent Alaska's lone U.S. House seat, after winning a special election

She will become the the first Alaska Native in Congress

by 3 percentage points, 51.5% to 48.5%.

Peltola's victory denies the controversial Palin, an ally of former President Donald Trump

Palin and Begich will face off again in November for the next two-year term.