NRCC MEMO: ALASKA PRIMARY RESULTS
TO: INTERESTED PARTIES
FROM: NRCC COMMUNICATIONS
DATE: AUGUST 19, 2020
SUBJECT: ALASKA PRIMARY RESULTS
House Democrats have been saying for years that they’re going to flip Alaska’s congressional seat. It has yet to happen, and it’s definitely not going to happen with Democrats’ retread candidate Alyse Galvin running again. Liberal Alyse Galvin already lost to Don Young in 2018 even though she outspent Young and 2018 was one of the best cycles in recent history for Democrats. Along with the House seat, Alaska has the presidential and a senate seat on the ballot this November which means even higher GOP turnout is expected. This translates to bad news and yet another loss for Democrat Alyse Galvin in a district President Trump won almost 15 points in 2016.
AK-AL: ALYSE GALVIN (I) vs. DON YOUNG (R)
Alyse Galvin is too liberal for Alaska. Galvin may be running as an independent, but she’s a far-left Democrat who admits she’ll support Nancy Pelosi and her socialist agenda in Washington, DC. Just like Nancy Pelosi, Galvin supports restricting the second amendment and repealing President Trump’s tax cuts which authorized oil and energy production in ANWR and could create 60,000 jobs in Alaska. Galvin supports a single-payer, Medicare for All health insurance system which will eliminate employer-provided health insurance and force rural hospitals, like the 13 rural hospitals in Alaska, to close their doors.
Don Young is consistently ranked one of the most bipartisan members of Congress. His breadth of experience translates to results for Alaskans year after year. Young will have the resources he needs to ensure his reelection to Congress.
PVI: R +9
2016 Presidential Results: Trump: 51.3% — Clinton: 36.6%
Ratings: Cook Rating – Lean Republican; Inside Elections – Likely Republican
Geography: The At-large congressional district of Alaska is a congressional district comprising the entire state of Alaska