Alaska's wild 48-way special all-party primary to replace late GOP Rep. Don Young takes place this Saturday, June 11 (though the overwhelming share of ballots have already been cast by mail). Meanwhile, a special election in Texas's 34th CD, where a historically blue Rio Grande Valley seat could flip red, and primary challenges to Reps. Nancy Mace (SC-01) and Tom Rice (SC-07) to the right headline June 14 primaries.
AK-AL: VACANT (Young) (R) - Entire state Solid Republican. A whopping 48 candidates of all parties are vying in Saturday's special primary to succeed late GOP House dean Don Young. It's the first test of Alaska's new voting system in which the top four primary finishers, regardless of party, will advance to a ranked-choice general election on August 16 (the same date as the regular primary). As of yesterday, 119,000 ballots had already been cast by mail. Alaska politicos widely expect GOP former Gov. Sarah Palin, GOP software businessman Nick Begich III and surgeon/2020 Democratic Senate nominee Al Gross (who is running as a nonpartisan) to
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