Although large swaths of the Last Frontier are frozen most of the time, the state is fertile ground for Republicans running for statewide office – most of the time. There have been occasions when the upstart Democrat or third-party candidate manages to make waves here. Mark Begich and Tony Knowles are two Democrats who experience victory here in recent memory. Bill Walker is an independent who also prevailed here recently. To that list, you could also add one Joe Miller who grabbed a significant slice of the vote in defeat as a Libertarian candidate in 2016.
All that aside, however, 2020 looks to be the kind of election year that Republicans have come to expect in our 49th state. They shouldn’t need to worry about any upstarts this year.
Check the links for a preview of the Alaska races I’m tracking here at Election Projection:
Also, check this link for a list of all Alaska races as well as a historical record of Alaska election results for all presidential, U.S. Senate, gubernatorial and U.S. House elections since 1980: