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Rep. Young Celebrates 40 Years In Congress

Congressman Don Young has passed two milestones this month. Saturday he surpassed the late Senator Ted Stevens for amount of years in federal elected office.

And earlier this month, he marked his 40th year since being first elected, in a special election in 1973.

In the November 1972 election, Representative Young lost to incumbent Nick Begich, who had died in a plane crash. Begich’s son Mark is now U.S. Senator.

APRN’s Washington correspondent Peter Granitz caught up with Representative Young this morning. They started by discussing what’s changed in Washington during his four decades in federal office.

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