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22 candidates running in Alaska US House regular primary

Jun. 27, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Twenty-two candidates are running in the August regular primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat, after nine dropped out by last weekend's withdrawal deadline. The three candidates in the August special election for the seat are running in the regular primary....

Alaska Supreme Court ruling keeps Sweeney off House ballot

Jun. 25, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Saturday upheld a lower court’s ruling that will keep Republican Tara Sweeney off the ballot for the August special election in Alaska’s U.S. House race. In a brief written order, the high court said it affirmed the decision...

Alaska judge rules Sweeney won't advance to special election

Jun. 24, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge ruled Friday that Alaska elections officials do not need to put the fifth-place finisher in this month's U.S. House special primary on the upcoming special election ballot in place of a candidate who withdrew. Superior Court Judge William...

Sweeney does not plan suit over Alaska House ballot decision

Jun. 22, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Tara Sweeney's campaign does not plan to sue over a finding released by Alaska elections officials that Sweeney cannot advance to the special election for U.S. House following the withdrawal of another candidate, Sweeney's campaign manager said Wednesday. ...

Gross withdrawal scrambles Alaska US House race

Jun. 21, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A top Alaska elections official said Tuesday that the fifth-place finisher in the special primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat will not advance to an August special election following the withdrawal of independent Al Gross, who was in third place. Gail...

Independent Al Gross says he's ending Alaska House bid

Jun. 21, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross, an independent running for Alaska's only U.S. House seat, said late Monday that he is ending his campaign after a top finish in this month's special primary. Gross in a statement said it was “with great hope for Alaska’s future” that he has...

Race for Alaska's US House seat taking shape

Jun. 18, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The race for Alaska's U.S. House seat is taking shape, with Republican Sarah Palin seeking a return to elected office 13 years after she resigned as governor and two of her rivals, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross, trying to paint her run as unserious and...

Ex-legislator advances to Alaska's special US House election

Jun. 17, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Mary Peltola, a former state lawmaker and one of the few Democrats in a massive field of candidates seeking Alaska's only U.S. House seat, has advanced to an August special election, where she will face former Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al...

Constant plans to withdraw as House candidate, back Peltola

Jun. 16, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Christopher Constant plans to withdraw as a candidate for the August primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat and support fellow Democrat Mary Peltola, a spokesperson for Constant said Thursday. Spokesperson Aubrey Wieber said he wasn't sure when Constant would...

Palin, Begich, Gross advance in Alaska US House race

Jun. 15, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross have advanced to the August special election for the state's only U.S. House seat. Palin, Begich and Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, were among 48 candidates in last...