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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-12/failures-congress-reflection-we-peopl
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091506/opi_20060915016.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091706/loc_20060917013.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100506/opi_20061005017.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091510/reg_708001354.shtml
Regional News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091610/sta_708449211.shtml
News
Briefly

...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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091400/Loc_Briefly.html
Local
Effective representation

...is lucky in that we have a strong candidate, who can get results, in this November's election. She won in last month's primary and needs your continued support to prevail in the general election. I urge everybody to get out and vote and support...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101302/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion
Superdelegates have to decide: Lead or follow?

...New Hampshire constituents voted for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. "It came to a virtual draw in our state" in last month's primary, she says of the mismatch in positions. "I think it's a moot question." In her case, perhaps so. But Shea-Porter...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021908/nat_248555458.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Business Spotlight: Campaigns bolster business 9/8/98

...especially large. Juneau candidates for the state Legislature spent close to $400,000 campaigning prior to last month's primary election, and more than two-thirds of that money was spent locally. As the municipal election heats up and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090898/campaign.html
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