In 2008, Young was challenged in the GOP primary by then-Lt. Gov Sean Parnell.
Young won the primary by only 304 votes out of almost 106,000 votes cast.
Don Young has been in Congress since 1973 when he won a special election. NO ONE, regardless of their party affiliation, should hold elected office for that long.
But Alaska’s voters apparently love the pork and freebies their congressional delegation brings back to Alaska. Ted Stevens was US Senator for 40 years and likely would still be there if it wasn’t for prosecutorial misconduct.