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Mary Peltola sworn in as 1st Alaska Native in Congress

Sep. 13, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola was sworn in Tuesday night to finish out the remaining months of the term of the late Rep. Don Young, making her the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold the seat. “To have a seat at the table is...

Alaska US Senate hopeful drops bid, backs fellow Republican

Sep. 12, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A little-known candidate for the U.S. Senate race in Alaska suspended his campaign Monday, hoping not to divide the GOP vote during the general election by throwing his support to a fellow Republican backed by former President Donald Trump. Buzz Kelley, who...

Palin urges Begich to drop House bid; Begich declines

Sep. 05, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin called on fellow Republican Nick Begich to drop out of the race Monday, holding a news conference in the same place where on a holiday weekend more than a decade ago she announced plans to resign as Alaska's governor. ...

Alaska Natives celebrate Peltola's historic House election

Sep. 01, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bernadette Demientieff said she cried when she learned of Democrat Mary Peltola's win in Alaska's U.S. House special election, making Peltola the first Alaska Native to be elected to Congress. “I feel a little bit of relief knowing that somebody will be...

Peltola beats Palin, wins Alaska House special election

Sep. 01, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election for Alaska’s only U.S. House seat on Wednesday, besting a field that included Republican Sarah Palin, who was seeking a political comeback in the state where she was once governor. Peltola, who is Yup’ik and...

Little-known candidate Kelley advances in Alaska Senate race

Aug. 27, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Buzz Kelley, a Republican candidate who has not reported raising any money, has advanced to the November general election in Alaska's U.S. Senate race. Kelley joins Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Republican Kelly Tshibaka and Democrat Pat Chesbro in advancing...

Republican Sweeney plans to withdraw from Alaska House race

Aug. 23, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. House candidate Tara Sweeney said Tuesday she plans to end her campaign, saying she does not see a path to victory or to raise the resources needed to be successful in the November general election. Sweeney was positioned in fourth...

Murkowski advances in Alaska Senate race, Palin in House

Aug. 17, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced from her primary along with Kelly Tshibaka, her GOP rival endorsed by former President Donald Trump, while another Trump-backed candidate, Republican Sarah Palin, was among the candidates bound for the November general...

What to watch: Cheney in trouble while Palin eyes comeback

Aug. 15, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections in Wyoming and Alaska on Tuesday could relaunch the political career of a former Republican star and effectively end the career of another — at least for now. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is the vice chair of a U.S. House committee seeking to expose the...

Groups get creative to help Alaska voters with ranked voting

Aug. 11, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos, waved cash and filled out ballots ranking the shows. The mock election, fueled by performances that brought the din of an Anchorage, Alaska, café to a...