Primary Elections 2014 Re-Cap


by Marissa Silver

 Anchorage, AK - In addition to Ballot Measure One, voters turned out Tuesday to decide many other races.

Wednesday was filled with Gubernatorial Candidates announcing their Lieutenant Governor running mates.
Democratic Candidate Byron Mallot announced Alaska State Senator Hollis French as his running mate, while Governor Parnell held a press conference to announce his joining forces with Mayor Dan Sullivan.
"Our positive step forward is that today we announced the opening of Parnell-Sullivan 2014 as a campaign," said Alaska Governor Sean Parnell.
As for the US Senate race, Democrat Senator Mark Begich won with 83 percent of the vote and Dan Sullivan won the Republican nomination with 40 percent of the vote.
In the US House of Representatives race Forrest Dunbar won the Democratic nomination with 62 percent of the vote and will face Republican Incumbent Don Young.
Dunbar says he has a plan for the trek from now until November.
"We're going to try to expand our message, we're going to keep traveling, keep fundraising, those kinds of things, we're really hoping that Don Young will debate us," said Candidate for US Congress Forrest Dunbar.
And in State House District 21 Anand Dubey won the Republican nomination over Matt Fagani with 60 percent of the vote.
Dubey said walking his district door-to-door five times and only accepting donations from the people he plans on representing paid off. Dubey says he will continue this plan moving forward.
"Our plan always has been more focused on one-on-one voter interaction so that's pretty much what it's going to go down to, there's a lot of people we missed last time due to one good reason or the other, so we're going to make sure we meet these people and have the honest conversation with everybody that we missed the first or the second time and unanswered questions," said Alaska State House Representative Candidate for District 21 Anand Dubey said.
As for his competitor who lost...
"I'll be supporting Anand, it's about in my case, staying party loyal and supporting the Republican in the race," said Former Alaska State House Representative District 21 Candidate Matt Fagani.
All those who won yesterday, will face off in the General Election on November 4th.

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