Young gets House challenger from Begich family


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seeking a 26th term in the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Don Young will face a challenger in 2022 with strong name recognition in the state.

Nicholas Begich III has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to challenge Young’s hold on the state’s sole seat in the U.S. House.

Young is only the fourth person to hold the seat since statehood and won it in a special election a year after Begich’s grandfather, U.S. Rep. Nick Begich, was declared dead after his plane went missing while flying to Juneau in 1972. 

But unlike his grandfather and uncles former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and current state Sen. Tom

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