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Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Alaska Congressional Seats

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November 2, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

Alaska's Congressional Elections in 2012
U.S. Senate Election? U.S. House seats Possible competitive races?
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JUNEAU: Alaska: Alaska has one U.S. House seat on the ballot in 2012. Incumbent Don Young (R) is running for re-election and faces multiple challengers.

Young, who has represented Alaska's lone congressional district for the past 39 years, won the Republican primary with 79% of the vote and is expected to easily defeat Democratic challenger Sharon Cissna in the general election.

Polls are open in Alaska from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Alaska Time.[1]

Alaska is divided between the Alaska time zone and the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone.

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)

Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Alaska:


District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
At-large Democratic Party Sharon Cissna
Republican Party Don Young
Libertarian Party Jim McDermott
Independent Ted Gianoutsos
Independent Clinton Desjarlais
Independent Fletcher G. Fuller Jr. (Write-in)
Independent Sidney I. Hill (Write-in)
Don Young Pending Pending

Members of the U.S. House from Alaska -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1


See also