Talk of Alaska: The special election for U.S. House

With 48 candidates in the running to serve the remainder of Congressman Don Young’s term, Alaskans have a big decision to make in the upcoming pick-one primary election. What do Alaskans need to know to prepare for June’s primary and the ranked choice special general election in August? We discuss the special election to fill Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat and hear from candidates*.


HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Liz Ruskin, Washington Correspondent, Alaska Public Media
  • Nat Herz, Reporter, Anchorage Daily News


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*NOTE: AKPM contacted candidates registered for the special primary election for U.S. House Representative and asked them to share short recordings stating their reasons for running by noon on Monday, April 11 for inclusion on Talk of Alaska. Candidates who were not able to meet the deadline can still submit their statements and information for inclusion in our upcoming online candidate guide.


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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