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Prominent Alaska GOP lawmakers trail in their primaries

By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s Republican Senate president lost her primary and other prominent Republican lawmakers trailed in races too close to call with absentee ballots yet to be counted from Tuesday’s election. Some political observers see the early results in Republican primaries as a message to lawmakers, like Senate President Cathy Giessel, who worked across party lines. Reps. Jennifer Johnston and Chuck Kopp of Anchorage, who were among the Republicans who joined Democrats and independents to form a bipartisan House majority last year, also were behind in their races.

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