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Kohring withdraws to help Sullivan in Senate race

...interest of getting Republican Dan Sullivan elected.Kohring won the Alaskan Independence Party nomination in last month's primary. He switched his party affiliation from Republican prior to running.The director of the Division of Elections...
Fish to be Libertarian US Senate candidate

...the deadline for political parties to swap-out candidates.Fish received the party's endorsement ahead of last month's primary, but Walker, an unknown recently registered as a Libertarian, won. Party chairman Michael Chambers has said...
My Turn: The graceful exit of a true statesman

...general election ballot without having to campaign. For French, the end of the campaign came after handily winning last month's primary. That may explain why he was absent Monday when the Alaska Democratic Party's central committee voted to support...
Alaska editorial: Big money taints politics because Alaskans allow it

...favorable to the company's agenda. Almost a quarter-million dollars went to state races in Alaska between 2004 and last month's primary election. More than $80,000 went to Republican legislative candidates or the Alaska Republican Party this year...
Palin energizes supporters

...nominee for governor, brought the campaign energy that swept her candidacy past incumbent Gov. Frank Murkowski in last month's primary. The former Wasilla mayor spent nearly 24 hours in town on Friday and Saturday to meet with citizens and community...
My turn: Murkowski simply didn't fit

...defeat in a statewide primary race, received 18 percent of the total vote. The comparable figure for Murkowski in last month's primary was 12 percent. After overwhelmingly endorsing him in 10 prior statewide elections, why did Alaskans decide now...
Election officials certify primary results

JUNEAU - State election officials have certified the results of last month's primary. The final tally in the GOP U.S. Senate race showed Joe Miller with 2,006 votes more than U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski...
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Walker calls write-in unlikely

...write-in bid. Walker had been mulling whether to re-enter the race since winning 33 percent of the vote in last month's primary, finishing behind Gov. Sean Parnell. That was the only option available to him outside a third-party candidacy...

...million and Ketchikan would get $560,000. August primary drew record low turnout JUNEAU - Voter turnout in last month's primary election was a little more than 17 percent, the lowest since records have been kept, according to certified results...
Failures in Congress a reflection of we the people

...that's how a voter described Congressman Don Young according to an Associated Press story about how easily Young won last month's primary. It's a curious choice of words considering that only two weeks earlier a Gallup Poll put Congress' approval...


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