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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