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States of the Union: Alaska

Friday, August 08, 2008

We find out what voters in the Last Frontier think about the recent indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens – and what it means for his re-election campaign. Also: Gov. Sarah Palin, who has been mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate. And look into how Alaskans feel about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located in the Northeast part of the state. Sean Cockerham is government reporter for The Anchorage Daily News.

States of the Union fact of the week: Alaska has only supported a Democratic presidential candidate once – Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

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Sean Cockerham
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Comments [2]

Betty Anne from UES

Can you ask him about Mike Gravel and his impact on the election there? That is his state.

Aug. 08 2008 12:54 PM
hjs from 11211

still Seward's Folly, Alaska is the largest welfare state, even while the state issues oil divend checks to residents, the federal government sends millions to subsitize the ultimate unsustainable settlement.

Aug. 08 2008 11:55 AM

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