2016 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska

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2016 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska, At-large district

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Dem
Ltn
Nominee Don Young Steve Lindbeck Jim McDermott
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Popular vote 155,088 111,019 31,770
Percentage 50.3% 36.0% 10.3%

Representative At-large before election

Don Young
Republican

Elected Representative At-large

Don Young
Republican

The 2016 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska was held on November 8, 2016, to elect the U.S. Representative from Alaska's at-large congressional district, who will represent the state of Alaska in the 114th United States Congress. The election coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Don Young was re-elected to a twenty-third term in office.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Young (incumbent) 38,998 71.5
Republican Stephen Wright 10,189 18.7
Republican Gerald Heikes 2,817 5.2
Republican Jesse Tingley 2,524 4.6
Total votes 54,528 100.0

Democratic-Libertarian-Independence primary[edit]

Candidates from the Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party appear on the same ballot, with the highest-placed candidate from each party receiving that party's nomination.

Democratic[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Libertarian[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Steve Lindbeck
Individuals
Unions

Results[edit]

Democratic-Libertarian-Independence primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Lindbeck 17,009 55.6
Democratic Lynette Hinz 5,130 16.8
Libertarian Jim McDermott 3,960 12.9
Democratic William Hibler 2,918 9.5
Libertarian Jon Watts 1,583 5.2
Total votes 30,543 100.0

General election[edit]

Fundraising[edit]

Candidate Raised Spent Cash on Hand
Don Young (R)[16] $759,967 $716,219 $531,968
Steve Lindbeck (D)[17] $470,897 $153,365 $317,533
Jim McDermott (L)[18] $7,879 $7,879 $0

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[19] Likely R August 10, 2016
Daily Kos[20] Likely R August 17, 2016
Roll Call[21] Safe R August 17, 2016
Rothenberg Political Report[22] Safe R July 14, 2016
Sabato's Crystal Ball[23] Likely R August 10, 2016

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Don
Young (R)
Steve
Lindbeck (D)
Other Undecided
Alaska Survey Research September 28–October 2, 2016 660 ± 3.8% 45% 30% 16%[24] 9%

Results[edit]

Alaska's at-large congressional district, 2016[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Don Young (incumbent) 155,088 50.32% -0.65%
Democratic Steve Lindbeck 111,019 36.02% -4.95%
Libertarian Jim McDermott 31,770 10.31% +2.70%
Independent Bernie Souphanavong 9,093 2.95% N/A
n/a Write-ins 1,228 0.40% -0.06%
Total votes 308,198 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Boettger, Ben (August 3, 2016). "U.S House candidates introduced at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon". Peninsula Clarion. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Don Young, 81, files to run for re-election". Alaska Pipeline. February 19, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Pathé, Simone (May 15, 2015). "Murkowski Facing a Primary Puzzle". Roll Call. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Manning, Phillip (January 5, 2016). "Sen. Dunleavey won't challenge Murkowski after all". Alaska Public Media. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Herz, Nathaniel (May 28, 2015). "Lance Pruitt says he's considering a primary challenge to Rep. Young". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  6. ^ a b http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/16PRIM/data/results.pdf
  7. ^ a b c "A scientist, a Native voice, and a former public radio chief compete for Alaska's Democratic chance at the U.S. House". Peninsula Clarion. August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "Former Kodiak setnetter launches U.S House challenge to Alaska's Don Young". Alaska Dispatch. September 20, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  9. ^ "Begich unveils consulting firm, will work in aviation and health care". Alaska Dispatch. January 31, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  10. ^ Bohrer, Becky (February 16, 2016). "Former Sen. Begich says he won't run for any office this year". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  11. ^ "Jim McDermott (Alaska)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Jon Briggs Watts". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  13. ^ Lindbeck, Steve (July 21, 2016). "Great to see so many supporters, including Mark Begich and Forrest Dunbar at our office opening in Anchorage today!". Facebook. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "APEA-EPIC Endorsed Candidates". Alaska Public Employees Association. August 29, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  15. ^ a b DeMarban, Alex (June 23, 2016). "Two maritime unions pull longtime support for Young, endorse challenger". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  16. ^ "Young, Don — Candidate for House". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  17. ^ "Lindbeck, Steve — Candidate for House". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  18. ^ "McDermott, Jim — Candidate for House". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  19. ^ "2016 House Race Ratings for August 10, 2016". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  20. ^ "Election Outlook: 2016 Race Ratings". Daily Kos. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  21. ^ "2016 Race Ratings". Roll Call. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  22. ^ "House Ratings". The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  23. ^ "2016 House". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  24. ^ Jim McDermott (L) 7%, Bernie Souphanavong (I) 9%
  25. ^ "2016 General Election November 8, 2016 Official Results". elections.alaska.gov. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites