Eight years ago, John Lindauer won an Alaska gubernatorial nomination, then stepped aside when his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and watched his replacement win it all.
In the race for Alaska's lone seat in Congress, state Sen. Jim Duncan won the Democratic nomination to face Rep. Don Young, a 13-term Republican. And GOP Sen. Frank H. Murkowski beat token opposition in his bid for reelection.
In Alaska, [Tony] Knowles won 35 percent of the vote in the open primary, which allows voters to choose any candidate regardless of party. Knowles easily defeated his Democratic challenger, but gave Lindauer hope by drawing less than 50 percent of the vote.
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