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Alaska redistricting focuses on Legislature

JUNEAU - The redistricting process has a greater impact on state legislative races in Alaska than it does congressional races.Alaska, with an estimated population of about 735,000 people, has just one congressman, and Republican Rep...
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Senate Democrats placate dispirited core with change

...on Thursday won't matter in next year's congressional races as the political fallout over Obama's health...that can deliver money and mobilization in 2014 congressional races with control of the House and 21 Democratic and...
Former Libertarian exec files for Juneau Assembly

...becomes an Assembly member, she would incorporate the Libertarian belief that smaller government governs best. Her congressional race was in Indiana. "I ran in 2000 for the same reasons I am running today: to help government live within its means...
Voters like Halcro, but fear wasting vote

...this campaign, and that can be useful for future races. That could be another run for governor or a future even congressional race, he said. "I think Alaska is always going to be in the market for good, young leadership," he said. But for...
Voter ID is a sensible precaution

...Missouri that ended in a one-vote margin of victory included 50 votes cast illegally by citizens of Somalia. A 1996 congressional race in California was almost overturned by hundreds of votes illegally cast by noncitizens. A 1984 grand jury in Brooklyn...
Obama birth control policy divides Democrats

...significant numbers of Catholic working-class voters such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, but also for Democrats in congressional races. The political upside for Casey or Manchin is a fresh opportunity to show their independence from the president...
Crawford hoping to unseat Young

...Republican Joe Miller, Democrat Scott McAdams, and possibly Lisa Murkowski, threatens to take attention away from the Congressional race. Crawford said it may actually benefit him by energizing voters, however. "It feels like wind under my wings...
Tea party movement captures real concerns's far from clear that it can be translated into greater support for Republican candidates in next year's congressional races. The movement began in February with a protest organized by Seattle blogger Keli Carender. Her target: the...
Who is Sean Parnell?

...criticized by Democrats during the House primary race for not being more accessible to voters. Parnell bowed out of the Congressional race, which he lost by 304 votes, without seeking a recount; he said he was confident in the process and could not...
Let's uphold majority rule with ranked choice voting

...this more democratic approach. My state has had ongoing debates about it - the legislature even approved it for congressional races in 2008. Elsewhere, it's now law in cities like Minneapolis, Oakland, Calif., and Memphis, Tenn. North...


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