Young faces no major primary challenge in bid for 23rd term

    After more than 40 years in Congress, Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young says he's still up to the task, casting himself as skilled and effective lawmaker who continues to deliver for Alaska.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — After more than 40 years in Congress, Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young says he's still up to the task, casting himself as skilled and effective lawmaker who continues to deliver for Alaska.

    He faces a Democratic challenger, Steve Lindbeck, who says it's time for a change.

    Neither Young nor Lindbeck faces major opposition in their respective party primaries on Tuesday.

    Young, the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House, is seeking his 23rd term.

    Young said he can still do the job and do it well, citing his seniority, relationships and understanding of the political process.

    Lindbeck says Young's service should be respected but he doesn't think Young wields the influence Young should as the senior Republican.

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