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Most Alaska superdelegates silent on GOP choice

...Olson said.Not that Olson agrees with Kasich's entire record. He also doesn't think he's electable in the GOP primary."I think he's probably the strongest" Republican, Olson said. "I'd be hard-pressed to figure out a No...
GOP faces chaos it hoped to avoid

...immigration laws and adopt a more welcoming tone to win over women and minorities.Yet a year from Election Day 2016, the GOP primary is a rough and bumpy competition. More than a dozen candidates are fighting for the support of voters - and skirmishing...
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Murkowski brings in $920K in latest fundraising period

...announced opposition for next year's race. Murkowski won re-election in 2010 with a write-in campaign after losing the GOP primary.Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Don Young brought in just over $110,000 between July and September. Young, the longest...
My Turn: Rep. Chenault's leadership proves need for term limits

...state history, and he departed after an embarrassing reelection bid where he received only 19 percent of the vote in the GOP primary.In terms of wasteful spending, Chenault's decision isn't remotely comparable to Murkowski's. And he wasn't...
Trump pledges allegiance to the GOP

NEW YORK - Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination - a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.
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Cruz blames prez for climate of violence against police

...senator's return to Texas comes as Donald Trump has climbed to the top of state polls, mirroring his rise nationally in the GOP primary.Cruz, who will attend a rally in Washington to protest the nuclear deal with Iran, said Thursday he invited Trump...
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My Turn: Is Murkowski voting her conscience on the Iran deal?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has joined the GOP chorus that will vote against the Iran nuclear agreement. It's conceivable that, as she claims, her decision was based on an objective examination of it.
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...candidates in a difficult spot.In Alaska, Senate candidate Dan Sullivan opposed a federal minimum wage hike during the GOP primary campaign then came out for the state minimum wage measure in his general election race against Democratic Sen. Mark...
Sarah Palin endorses Joe Miller in Senate race

...Miller, a tea party favorite, during his unsuccessful Senate bid in 2010. Miller upset Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the GOP primary that year but Murkowski waged a historic write-in campaign to keep her job.This latest endorsement comes days...
US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

...the lead-up to Tuesday's primary. His campaign smacked of that in 2010, when he upset Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the GOP primary, enjoying a network of loyal supporters and attention from conservative talk radio hosts. He recently added the...


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