Like Alabama in the south, the Great White North is solidly Republican. Alaska has occasionally elected a Democrat or Independent in statewide elections, but its short electoral history is dominated by the GOP. Still, the 2016 election might not be completely void of drama. If former senator and Democrat Mark Begich decides to launch another drive for the Senate against incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, the Alaska Senate election might get interesting.
On the presidential front, Alaska’s Republican lean will come through for the GOP nominee once again – as it has done in 92.9% of the presidential elections since it became a state in 1959. However, at just 3, the state’s electoral vote allotment is unlikely to push any candidate over the top.
The one at-large congressional race here features a Republican incumbent first elected in 1974. Don Young has represented the people of Alaska in the United State House of Representatives for over 40 years. But he’s not yet ready to call it a day. He’s running again and should encounter very little resistance. Check out Election Projection’s Alaska Elections page to see what a House election history table looks like when a state’s only House seat has been occupied that long by one person. Also look to that page for a quick, easy-to-read summary of the national races on tap in Alaska in 2016.