To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

1972 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1972 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska

← 1970 November 7, 1972 1973 →
 
Nick Begich.jpg
Don Young 1973.jpg
Nominee Nick Begich Don Young
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 53,651 41,750
Percentage 56.24% 43.76%

Representative At-large before election

Nick Begich
Democratic

Elected Representative At-large

Nick Begich
Democratic

The 1972 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska was held on November 7, 1972, to elect the United States Representative from Alaska's at-large congressional district. Incumbent Democratic Representative Nick Begich went missing shortly before the general election, but still defeated Republican nominee Don Young.[1]

Primary

On February 10, 1972, incumbent Representative Nick Begich announced that he would seek reelection to the House of Representatives.[2] He had considered running for the Democratic senatorial nomination against Republican Senator Ted Stevens, but chose to run for reelection and reaffirmed his intention on March 27.[3][4]

On April 7, Don Young, a member of the Alaska Senate, stated that he was considering running for the Republican nomination for Alaska's congressional district.[5] At the Republican Party's state convention the party gave its support to Young, although he had not formally announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives.[6] On May 22, Young announced his candidacy after filing to run in Juneau.[7]

On June 1, Bruce Dickerson Stevens filed to run for the Republican nomination, but did not actively campaign in the primary.[8][9][10]

On August 22, the open primary was held in which Begich placed first with nearly 70% of the popular vote, Young placed second with 25.60%, and Stevens placed third with less than 5%.[11]

Candidates

Results

1972 Alaska at-large congressional district open primary[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nick Begich (incumbent) 37,873 69.45%
Republican Don Young 13,958 25.60%
Republican Bruce Dickerson Stevens 2,703 4.96%
Total votes 54,534 100.00%

General election

On September 6, 1972, Young challenged Begich to debate him, and Begich accepted on September 14.[12][13] Four or five debates were planned to be held between Begich and Young, but Begich disappeared on October 16, while traveling by airplane with House Majority Leader Hale Boggs.[14]

On October 19, Young suspended his campaign activities until Begich was found, but later resumed campaigning on October 28. Young stated that he believed that he was "doing what I think is best for the state" as if Begich was never found or discovered to have died then Alaska could not have a representative for six months until a special election was held to fill Begich's vacancy.[15][16] House Minority Leader Gerald Ford stated that Alaska would possibly risk its seniority in the House of Representatives and House committee assignments if Young was not elected.[17]

However, despite Young and Ford's statements, Begich won reelection with 56.24% of the popular vote against Young's 43.76%.[18] Begich never reappeared and was declared dead in absentia in December 1972. His body was never found.

Results

1972 Alaska at-large congressional district election[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Nick Begich (incumbent) 53,651 56.24% +1.13%
Republican Don Young 41,750 43.76% −1.13%
Total votes 95,401 100.00%

See also

References

  1. ^ Bump, Philip (October 1, 2014). "Five people have won election to Congress, despite being dead". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on October 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Alaska problems ignored in D.C.: Begich". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. February 11, 1972. p. 2. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Begich-Stevens race? it's being considered". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. March 22, 1972. p. 2. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Begich says no to Senate rumor". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. March 28, 1972. p. 3. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Young eyeing GOP nomination to House seat of Rep. Begich". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. April 7, 1972. p. 1. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Don Young drafted for House run". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. May 15, 1972. p. 3. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Don Young files for Begich's seat". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. May 22, 1972. p. 1. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Six filing statewide". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. June 2, 1972. p. 2. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "About Bruce "Red" Stevens". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. August 19, 1972. p. 30. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Bruce Stevens Not Campaigning". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. August 21, 1972. p. 1. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ a b "Open Primary Results" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-03-31.
  12. ^ "Young asking debate series with Rep. Begich". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. September 7, 1972. p. 1. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Begich accepts Young's challenge". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. September 14, 1972. p. 1. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Guess not satisfied over debate". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. October 6, 1972. p. 2. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Campaigns suspended". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. October 19, 1972. p. 2. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Don Young resumes low key campaign". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. October 28, 1972. p. 1. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ "Ford urging Young vote". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. October 31, 1972. p. 2. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ a b "General Election Results" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-03-31.
This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 22:03
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.