Stevens and Young leading respective Congressional races

It will be several days before the final vote tallies are in for Alaska’s seats in the U.S. Senate and House. With more than 99% of precincts reporting, both incumbents, Senator Ted Stevens and Congressman Don Young, are ahead in their races. Stevens has about a 1.5% lead over his Democratic challenger, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich. And Young maintains a 7.5% lead over challenger Ethan Berkowitz. But more than 60,000 absentee, early and questioned ballots still need to be counted.

Dave Donaldson, Ellen Lockyer, Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

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