As the 2016 election approaches its end, Republican control of the House isnâ€™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 Iâ€™m House editor) is a Democratic gain of between five and 20 seats. Thatâ€™s not enough to flip control, but the final seat count matters: It could affect the viability of the next presidentâ€™s agenda and even Speaker Paul Ryanâ€™s job security.
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.
The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Ivan Moore of Alaska Survey Research and Matt Larkin of Dittman Research to discuss some of Alaska’s most interesting legislative races and the issues at play in them.
With a week left until election day, there are signs national democrats are gaining confidence that Steve Lindbeck is within striking distance of beating long-time Alaska Rep. Don Young (R).
Don talks Donald and secession, The Governor shows up, and campaign dirty tricks abound. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Alaska political consultants Taylor Bickford and Cale Green to discuss what is unique about the political environment in Alaska this election cycle, if Hillary Clinton really can win Alaska’s electoral votes, if Joe Miller or anyone else can beat Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and what Steve Lindbeck’s chances are against Rep. Don Young.
Tom Begich shares his thought on the impact of the Trump video scandal on Alaska elections, the District 40 court case, patterns from local elections,
Alaska’s U.S. Congressional race has officially gotten going. Oh sure, technically both incumbent Rep. Don Young and Democrat challenger Steve Lindbeck have been in the race for months, but aside from the standard float of Young ads and a brief attack by Lindbeck in June over unionized tanker escorts there hasn’t been any noticeable communications activity in this race.
Exclusive new polling data in Alaska shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with a lead over Hillary Clinton, Sen. Lisa Murkowski with a hefty lead over everyone, and Gov. Bill Walker and Rep. Don Young maintaining solid numbers in the face of voter malaise.
The Alaska AFL-CIO held their annual convention late last week and while the body agreed to endorse Sen. Lisa Murkowski, they chose not to offer their usual endorsement to Rep. Don Young.