August 27, 2008

Parnell vs. Young: What's next?

I woke up this morning to the disheartening news from Alaska:

Republican Rep. Don Young — whose three and a half decade hold on Alaska’s sole House seat was imperiled by political ethics controversies — holds a razor-thin lead over Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell who ran a strong primary challenge against the embattled congressman.

With 98 percent of the state’s precincts reporting in the House contest, Young led Parnell by a margin of just 145 votes. At one point late in the count, Parnell had held a small lead over Young. That tiny gap, if it holds up in the final results, could permit the trailing candidate to call for a recount. Republican state Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux received the remaining 9 percent of the vote.
Hopefully Sean Parnell will seek a recount.

I would like to go ahead and congratulate Gabrielle LeDoux for getting our attention by staying in a race she had no chance of winning.  I'd hope that she'd feel some shame for (possibly) allowing Rep. Don Young to eek out a primary victory,  but with her being a politician I know there's no way that will happen. 

So when Democrat Ethan Berkowitz gets sworn in as Alaska's sole House member this January, you can thank Ms. LeDoux.

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