JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY, AP) - Juneau Republican Representative Cathy Munoz provided News of the North her detailed outlook on the Primary, saying it was interesting that so many incumbents were defeated by other republicans and it looks like more conservatives are getting elected:
Munoz was unopposed in the Primary and will face off against Democrat Justin Parish in November.
Wasilla state Rep. Wes Keller has mixed emotions about losing his Republican primary. He says a part of him is relieved, knowing the difficult legislative session that lies ahead with the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit still unresolved. But he says rejection is never fun. Keller was one of several legislators who lost primary elections Tuesday.
Other Republicans who lost their races include Reps. Lynn Gattis and Craig Johnson, who sought to run for Senate seats. Rep. Bob Lynn lost his primary as did Rep. Jim Colver, who was targeted by his own party, which saw him as having Democratic leanings. Races involving two Democratic lawmakers were undecided.