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Tue Aug 16, 2016, 05:13 AM

Alaskans vote Tues, in a primary that's first local test of discontent that fueled Trump and Sanders

Alaska voters head to the polls Tuesday for the state's primary election, where they'll give their first hints about how far the discontent that fueled the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has trickled down.

Fifty Alaska House and Senate seats are up for re-election, though only 22 primary races feature more than one Republican or Democrat and of those, only about a dozen are expected to be close.

Among the most expensive campaigns is the three-way GOP race in District L to replace retiring Anchorage Republican Sen. Lesil McGuire. The hopefuls are telecommunications salesman Jeff Landfield, former Anchorage School Board member Natasha von Imhof and Rep. Craig Johnson, who is leaving his House seat.

In two rural districts, the Alaska Democratic Party has recruited two challengers running to the left of Democratic incumbents who caucus with the House's Republican-led majority, Ben Nageak of Barrow and Bob Herron of Bethel.

Read more: http://www.adn.com/politics/2016/08/15/alaskans-vote-tuesday-in-a-primary-thats-first-local-test-of-discontent-that-fueled-trump-and-sanders/

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