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    Begich congratulates Sullivan, concedes from Senate race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 17, 15:26

    Last Updated Nov 17, 2014, 6:15 p.m. After trailing behind in votes, Sen. Mark Begich has conceded from Alaska’s U.S. Senate race. In a statement sent on Monday afternoon — after calling to congratulate Dan Sullivan — Begich begins by thanking Alaskans for the opportunity to represent the state in Washington, D.C. “Alaska deserves a […]

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    Parnell concedes from Alaska gubernatorial race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 15, 19:10

    Alaska will see a new governor sworn in on Dec. 1. Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor’s race as Gov. Sean Parnell conceded Saturday. A statement sent on the evening of Nov. 15 from Parnell starts off by thanking Alaskans for having let the governor serve five years in office. “Sandy and […]

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    With more ballots counted, Walker maintains lead

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 14, 13:43

    Independent candidate Bill Walker’s lead in the gubernatorial race fluctuated Friday as election workers resumed counting thousands of absentee and questioned ballots from the general election. Walker leads Gov. Sean Parnell by slightly less than 4,700 votes as of Friday evening, according to unofficial election results. Earlier this week, when absentee and questioned ballots were […]

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    Voter turnout: Alaska ranked third in the nation

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 14, 7:40

    There are lots of stats about Alaska we’d rather not be known for, but here’s one we can be proud of. The New York Times ranked Alaska third in the nation for voter turnout. Maine topped the list with a 59 percent turnout, followed by Wisconsin with almost 57 percent. Alaska’s turnout was a little […]

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    Walker announces transition team co-chairs

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 12, 15:44

    Although the final votes have yet to be counted, Bill Walker, the lead candidate in the gubernatorial race, announced his proposed transition team co-chairs at a press conference Wednesday — Ana Hoffman and Rick Halford. Hoffman of Bethel, a Democrat, currently serves as CEO and president of the Bethel Native Corporation as well as co-chair of […]

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    AP: Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 12, 6:43

    More ballots still need to be counted, but U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan declared victory Wednesday. The Associated Press called the Senate race late Tuesday night, a week after the general election. Alaska Division of Elections staffers had worked their way through absentee and questioned ballots methodically on Veterans Day, counting more than 15,000 ballots. […]

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    In Anchorage, a tale of wait-and-see for 2 candidates

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 11, 23:10

    After the first day of absentee and questioned ballot counting, two House District seats in Anchorage are still too close to call. In the race for House District 21, Matt Claman extended his lead from Anand Dubey. Claman was up 86 votes to represent the Turnagain and Spenard area, as of 6 p.m. Tuesday. In […]

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    First day of absentee count sees minimal change in Senate, gubernatorial races

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 11, 21:06

    The Alaska Division of Elections hoped to get to 15,000 ballots on the first day of the absentee and questioned ballot count. DOE staffers worked their way through absentee and questioned ballots methodically on Veterans Day — a holiday for most state workers — counting about 15,257 ballots. The DOE’s goal was reached, but the […]

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    Alaska DOE to count absentee and questioned ballots

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 10, 23:43

    It’s been a week since the general election, but with candidates in the races for governor and U.S. Senate not ready to concede, Alaska is still in political limbo. There should be some clarity by the end of Tuesday. The Alaska Division of Elections will begin counting more than 50,000 ballots. The head of the […]

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    Run, Forrest, run: Running against the odds

    by John Thain on Nov 06, 22:31

    It was a grassroots campaign from a young, relatively unknown politician from the small town of Cordova: Forrest Dunbar did not win a seat in Congress this week, but he did come closer than many expected. KTVA followed Dunbar through the last month of his campaign for a behind-the-scenes look at a race that surprised […]

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    Senate majority moves quickly to choose leadership

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 06, 7:11

    The election was barely off the burner, still a cauldron of uncertainty. But members of the state Senate met the next day to firm up their leadership positions for the next session. Sen. Kevin Meyer is the new Senate president.  He’s served in the Legislature for 14 years, most recently as co-chair of the Senate […]

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    Election officials estimate up to 50,000 ballots still to count

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 05, 18:32

    Election night has come and gone, but some of Alaska’s biggest races have yet to be decided. In the governor’s race, Bill Walker leads Gov. Sean Parnell by only about 3,000 votes. In the U.S. Senate race, the division is wider. Dan Sullivan has an 8,000-vote lead over Sen. Mark Begich. But Begich has yet […]

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    Sullivan maintains lead in Senate race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 05, 10:09

    U.S. candidate Dan Sullivan wouldn’t call it a victory speech, but he did address supporters late Tuesday night, thanking them for putting him ahead. Absentee and early votes still need to be tallied, but at last count Sullivan led by more than 8,000 votes, according to unofficial results. “This is a speech to thank people,” […]

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    Anchorage voters repeal AO37

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 05, 7:36

    Call it a victory for unions that lobbied hard to get rid of AO37, Mayor Dan Sullivan’s controversial labor law. Tuesday night they did just that. Passed by the Anchorage Assembly in March, Sullivan introduced the labor law, saying it makes the contract process more uniform. Supporters of the repeal argued AO37 hampered unions’ abilities to […]

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    Governor’s race a waiting game

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 05, 7:17

    By early Wednesday morning, Bill Walker had a slim lead over Gov. Sean Parnell — a 3,165 vote margin with all precincts reporting. Even so, Walker supporters were ecstatic. They marched through the Egan Center waving signs and chanting: “Make history now. Make history now.” “It feels great,” Walker said. “It feels great to be […]

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    Alaska votes to legalize recreational marijuana

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 05, 6:19

    Pot won at the polls. The outcome of Tuesday’s vote allows adults to possess and consume marijuana recreationally. Marijuana proponents expected a close count. Roughly 52 percent of voters said yes to Ballot Measure 2, according to unofficial results. Pot advocates say Alaskans will no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution for using a substance they […]

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    Young beats Dunbar, will represent Alaska for a 22nd term

    by Kate McPherson on Nov 05, 1:50

    It looks as though Rep. Don Young will head back to Washington, D.C for his 22nd term, with more than 100 percent of precincts reporting as of 1:55 a.m. Wednesday. Forrest Dunbar, the 30-year-old from Eagle and Cordova, pulled in more than 40 percent of the vote, or 90,534 votes. Dunbar says it wasn’t an easy decision […]

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    Campaign 2014: Live Election Results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 04, 19:10

    2014 GENERAL ELECTION November 4, 2014 Unofficial Results Registered Voters 509011 – Cards Cast 228242 44.84% Num. Report Precinct 441 – Num. Reporting 441 100.00% Last Updated: November 18th 2014, 8:12 am UNITED STATES SENATOR Number of Precincts 441 Precincts Reporting 441 100.0% Times Counted 228242/509011 44.8% Total Votes 226120 Begich, Mark DEM 102054 45.13% […]

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    Campaign 2014: Election Day Photo Blog

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 04, 19:02

    Send your photos to web@ktva.com 2:30 a.m./ Anchorage - Alaska House, Senate candidates ready to begin next term This election cycle, there were 40 House District and 15 Senate District races. More than a dozen of those were uncontested Democrats. Mia Costello, the Republican representing Senate District K (West Anchorage) will be returning for a […]

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    Dr. Forrest Nabors’ insights & predictions in Alaska’s races

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 04, 10:24

    The midterm elections are here with a lot to be decided at the polls from Alaska’s leadership to control of the U.S. Senate. University of Alaska Anchorage political science professor Dr. Forrest Nabors gave KTVA 11 Daybreak some insights and predictions on the races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor’s seat. U.S. Senate: Mark […]