Alaska Politics: Nick Begich Polling Well for At-Large House Seat, but Has Significant Obstacles Ahead

Alaska is in a bit of a political pickle at the moment, being a red state whose sole House of Representatives member is a Democrat, that being Mary Peltola. The vagaries of the recently-imposed ranked-choice voting scheme are in large part responsible for this predicament. But the scion of an old Alaska (Democrat) political family, the conservative Republican Nick Begich III, is once more in the race to unseat Mrs. Peltola. While Mr. Begich is polling a strong second, he nevertheless has some significant challenges.

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