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Conservative Ranking


Alaska is the 8th most conservative state, voting 23.1% more Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Alaska's partisan trend is STEADY.

GOP Trend Ranking


Alaska ranks 23rd among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

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    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Ted Stevens is seeking a 5th term in 2008, though he may retire.  He faced strong primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Ted Stevens - Incumbent  
  • Michael Corey
  • Vic Vickers
  • David Cuddy

    DEM Candidates

  • Mark Begich - Mayor of Anchorage  
  • Frank Vondersaar

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Governor's Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Competitive House Races
    District At-Large
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Don Young is seeking a 19th term in 2008.  He faced strong primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Don Young - Incumbent  
  • Gabrielle LeDoux - Alaska State Representative
  • Sean Parnell - Alaska Lieutenant Governor

    DEM Candidates

  • Ethan Berkowitz - Alaska State Representative  
  • Diane Benson - 2006 Nominee

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Other House Races
    No other races
     
    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 5, 2008 - Presidential Caucuses
  • June 2, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • August 26, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 GOP
      Representatives 1 GOP
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor GOP
      State Senate - Joint control 11 GOP, 9 DEM
      State House - GOP control 25 GOP, 15 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Sarah Palin (R) - 1st term, running for Vice-President in 2008
  • Lt. Governor:  Sean Parnell (R) - 1st term, tied to Governor
  • Senior Senator:  Ted Stevens (R) - 4th term, up for re-election in 2008
  • Junior Senator:  Lisa Murkowski (R) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • House District AL:  Don Young (R) - 18th term

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Solid GOP -- Solid GOP --

    Senate
    Class 2 -- Solid GOP -- --
    Class 3 -- -- Weak GOP --

    Governor -- Solid GOP -- Mod GOP

    House 1 GOP 1 GOP 1 GOP 1 GOP
    CD-AL Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP

    BOLD - party turnover
     
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    John McCain
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    Mark Begich
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    House District AL
    Don Young - inc
    vs
    Ethan Berkowitz
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