Latest Don Young News

Palin on serving in Congress: 'It would be all about Alaska'

Apr. 21, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin isn't used to sharing the spotlight. In the nearly 14 years since she burst onto the national political scene, the former Alaska governor has appeared on reality television programs, written books, spent time as a Fox News contributor, formed a...

Sullivan says he hasn't endorsed yet in Alaska's House race

Apr. 19, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is supporting fellow Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in her reelection bid this year and said Tuesday that he has not yet endorsed a candidate in the race for Alaska's only U.S. House seat. Sullivan said he is “still...

Revak, Sweeney get endorsements in bid for Alaska House seat

Apr. 13, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The co-chairs of the late-U.S. Rep. Don Young's reelection campaign have earned endorsements in their bids for Alaska's lone U.S. House seat. Republicans Josh Revak and Tara Sweeney are among a field of 48 candidates running in a June 11 special primary....

Trump-backed Alaska hopeful officially files for Senate run

Apr. 11, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Kelly Tshibaka, who has received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, on Monday officially filed to run as a candidate for U.S. Senate in the race against the incumbent Republican. Tshibaka will face off against U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who...

Trump endorses Palin in bid for Alaska's sole House seat

Apr. 04, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin picked up a prized endorsement from former President Donald Trump in her bid to fill the remainder of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young’s term. Trump backed Palin late Sunday in a statement from his political action...

Alaska's leadership lauds late congressman at memorial

Apr. 03, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of Alaska's political leadership lauded the late U.S. Rep. Don Young Saturday at a public memorial to celebrate his life. Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, died March 19. He was 88. “Don...

Palin joins 50 others in running for Alaska US House seat

Apr. 02, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin on Friday shook up an already unpredictable race for Alaska's lone U.S. House seat, joining a field of 50 other candidates seeking to fill the seat held for decades by the late-U.S. Rep. Don Young, who died last month. Palin filed paperwork Friday...

Alaska House cancels formal meeting plans until next week

Mar. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House canceled another floor session Wednesday over what Speaker Louise Stutes said was an unwillingness by some minority Republican lawmakers to comply with masking rules. The House does not plan to hold another formal floor session until next...

10 file to fill Young's unexpired term as deadline looms

Mar. 30, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ten candidates have filed to fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young, and at least two more have indicated they would make it official before Friday’s filing deadline. The seat became vacant when the 88-year-old Young, the...

Washington honors Alaska's fiery, tireless defender in House

Mar. 29, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders on Tuesday hailed the late Republican Rep. Don Young, the only congressman Alaska has known for nearly the last half-century, as a gruff but pragmatic lawmaker who got things done for his constituents. Young, the longest-serving Republican in...