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Next act for Palin unclear after Alaska House losses

Nov. 24, 2022 12:44 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sarah Palin re-emerged in Alaska politics over a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. She had a lot going for her: unbeatable name recognition, the backing of former President Donald Trump in a state he carried...

Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term

Nov. 24, 2022 07:15 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep. Don Young. Peltola defeated Republicans Sarah Palin and...

GOP's Lisa Murkowski wins reelection in Alaska Senate race

Nov. 23, 2022 23:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won reelection, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka. Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election. The results were announced Wednesday, when elections officials tabulated the...

Republican to hold Alaska US Senate seat after ranked voting

Nov. 09, 2022 10:07 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Republican will hold Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat following the state's ranked choice election, with Donald Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, leading in early returns. Tshibaka held an edge over Murkowski in...

Peltola holds early lead in Alaska House race

Nov. 09, 2022 03:50 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola led in early first-choice returns in Tuesday's ranked choice election for Alaska's only House seat, leading Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich. Peltola embraced the legacy of her Republican predecessor, the late Rep. Don...

EXPLAINER: How ranked choice voting works in Alaska

Nov. 09, 2022 03:24 AM EST

One voter, one ballot. Sure. But in Alaska this year, that's not the whole story. In a sort of poll within a poll, Alaskans rank their choices as part of a new system that kicked off earlier this year. The first ranked choice contest under the system was an August...

Alaska: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

Statewide races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor top the ticket in Alaska’s ranked choice election. Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has been in the office nearly 20 years, faces a challenge from a field that includes Republican Kelly Tshibaka, who is endorsed by...

Murkowski faces Tshibaka and Chesbro in Alaska Senate debate

Oct. 28, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Alaskans want results, not "partisan political rhetoric,” as she faced her Donald Trump-backed Republican rival Kelly Tshibaka in a televised debate Thursday. Tshibaka questioned the value of Murkowski's seniority and said it's time...

Peltola faces Palin, Begich, Bye in Alaska House debate

Oct. 27, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola in a televised debate Wednesday called partisanship a threat to the country as the Democrat sought to make the case for reelection to the seat she's held since September against challengers including Republican Sarah Palin. ...

Alaska Natives fete their 1st Congress member, Mary Peltola

Oct. 20, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress, received a hero’s welcome Thursday when the Democrat gave the keynote address at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage. Those attending the largest annual gathering...