Ballot counting continues in Alaska

Nov 13, 2012 -- 10:48am


- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The ballot counting continues one week after state legislative races that put Republicans in charge of the Senate and maintain control of the House . Election officials are counting absentee and question ballots, and the results could bring closure to a handful of still-tight races. On the House side, just 96 votes separated Reps. Lance Pruitt and Pete Petersen of Anchorage. Pruitt, a Republican, was recently named House majority leader, speaking to his party's confidence in how his race will shake out. Political newcomer Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins held a 43-vote edge of Republican Rep. Bill Thomas of Haines. Meanwhile, Sen. Hollis French clung to a 247-vote lead over Republican Bob Bell, and former lawmaker Pete Kelly led Democratic Sen. Joe Paskvan of Fairbanks. Kelly has already been named co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee.


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