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Alaska Republican US Rep Young announces re-election plans

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, speaks on the House floor on opening day of the 117th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young says he will seek re-election to the seat he has held since 1973. The Republican released a statement Wednesday announcing his re-election plans. He said with the challenges facing Alaska, this is “not the time to take risks on someone untested and unproven.” Young is 87 years old and the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House. He won his latest re-election bid in November, with 54.4% of the vote, against Alyse Galvin, an independent. Galvin also ran against Young in 2018. Races for U.S. Senate and governor also will be on next year’s ballot.

 


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