steve lindbeck

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.







The Midnight Sun Podcast (November 6)

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.










Alaska’s Congressional Race Kicks Off In Earnest

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.