Alaskan GOP Voters Give Present To Democrats
In an age of partisan politics, people are always calling for people to be kinder to the other side. In Alaska that may have happened as Republican primary voters have handed at least one gift, possibly two to the Democratic Party.
In the race for US Senate, the voters have renominated probably the most-corrupt and out-of-touch member of the Senate in the form of Ted ‘I don’t know where that money came from’ Stevens. Unless Stevens shows a lot more class than he has so far by dropping out of the race (thereby allowing the GOP to pick a new candidate), it pretty much guarantees that Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich will become the first Democratic Senator from Alaska since 1980.
In the race for the US House the contest is still too close too call but it looks like Don Young has defeated Lt. Governor Sean Parnell by a margin of about 150 votes. Young is probably in the top 10 of most-corrupt members of the House and he faces a strong challenge from former state Rep. Ethan Berkowitz (D) who in all likelihood will become the first Democrat to represent Alaska in the House since 1972.
And people wonder why voters like me are disgusted with the GOP.