Sarah Palin’s former in-laws campaigned heavily for their opponent before election night, and now they’ll both be on the midterm ballot.

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  • Sarah Palin’s former father-in-law threw a pre-election night party for her GOP challenger Nick Begich III.

  • The two will face off in a November general election to be decided by a ranked-choice election.

  • The Palins know Begich from their time together working at the MTA and MEA in Alaska.

Sarah Palin’s former in-laws threw a massive pre-election night party honoring the former governor’s top Republican challenger for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives — and now her in November’s midterm elections. Will have to face.

Must Read Alaska reports that Jim and Faye Palin, the parents of Palin’s ex-husband Todd Palin, hosted more than 100 people at their home Monday night to support Republican Nick Begich III.

Begich currently faces Palin in two races: a special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. Don Young until his term expires early next year, and a second race for the next term. So fill the vacant seat permanently.

According to Must Read Alaska, Jim and Faye Palin are former senior managers of the MTA and MEA companies, and Begich served five years on the MTA’s board.

Jim Palin publicly endorsed Begich in April. In a Facebook post shared by Begich’s campaign, Jim Palin said Begich is “hard-working, committed, and has the vision and ability to effectively stand up for Alaska.”

Must Read Alaska reported that Monday night’s party was held in Jim and Faye Palin’s backyard, where Begich gave his final campaign speech, saying he would start and end his campaign in Alaska. But happy.

In his final speech, Begich spoke about the need for developed resources in the state, including timber, oil, gas and tourism.

He added that Palin has been a “no-show” on the campaign trail because she has spent more time out of state during the campaign season, including Alaska.

Meanwhile, Alaska must-read Begich’s uncle, former Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich, is endorsing and fundraising for Democrat Mary Paltola in her race for Congress.

A special election between Palin, Begich, and Paltola is close to being called as of Wednesday morning, and it remains to be determined who will fill in Congress until Young’s term expires in January.

As for Tuesday’s primary, Palin, Begich, and Paltola will all advance to the November general election — decided by ranked-choice voting — in which voters will choose whether to run for Congress. Who do you want to represent for the next term?

A spokeswoman for Palin’s campaign did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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