National Republicans hoping to retain Alaskan seats in the ‘R’ column

The Republican Party suffered losses in the U.S. Congress, but they’re optimistic about the possibility of retaining Alaska’s House and Senate seats. The National Republican Congressional Committee saw about 20 House seats lost to Democrats last night. But committee spokesman Ken Spain says they’re attributing Congressman Don Young’s lead to Governor Sarah Palin’s presence on the ticket as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Spain says while Young was polling behind his opponent, Democratic candidate Ethan Berkowitz, Republican voters backed Young in the voter’s booth.

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC

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