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Alaska Congressional Delegation Movin On Up

Call it George Jefferson Day for Alaska’s congressional delegation. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young all moved up in significant ways as the 115th Congress was sworn in yesterday.







New Year’s Resolutions For Alaska Politicos

Since this is the first day back at work for many of you, I thought we’d kick off 2017 with some New Year’s resolutions we imagine some elected officials, institutions, and politicos might — or should — have considered.









Don Young Makes Friend Across The Aisle

Alaska Rep. Don Young has a reputation for being gruff and making harsh comments about those who oppose Alaska’s interests, but he has also been in Congress longer than most Alaskans have been alive and knows how to get along with his colleagues.







538 and Cook List Alaska Among Competitive Congressional Races

As the 2016 election approaches its end, Republican control of the House isn’t in much doubt, but the final makeup of the chamber remains a mystery. The GOP holds a 247-to-188 seat majority, and our outlook at the Cook Political Report (where I’m House editor) is a Democratic gain of between five and 20 seats. That’s not enough to flip control, but the final seat count matters: It could affect the viability of the next president’s agenda and even Speaker Paul Ryan’s job security.







DCCC Polling Shows Lindbeck Within 2 Points of Don Young

According to a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) memo shared with The Midnight Sun Sunday night, a poll conducted in Alaska just over two weeks ago shows Rep. Don Young’s Democratic challenger Steve Lindbeck within two points of the longtime Alaska congressman.