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voters largely followed the statewide trends in yesterday's Primary Election,
voting for Sean Parnell, Ethan Berkowitz, Joe Miller and Scott McAdams. Kodiak
also voted the same way the rest of the state did on the two propositions on
the ballot. The local house and senate races were all uncontested. Voter
turnout was under 18 percent, with just 1,827 ballots cast out of a voter base
36, which includes Kodiak Island and parts of the Lake and Peninsula Borough,
unofficial results show Tea Party candidate Joe Miller received 632 votes in
the closed Republican primary for U.S. Senate to incumbent Lisa Murkowski's
586. He's about 2,000 votes ahead of her statewide, with several thousand
absentee and questioned ballots still to count. On the Democrat side, Kodiak
went for Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams, with 181 votes.
In the U.S.
House race, incumbent Representative Don Young received 877 votes, with
Democrat Harry Crawford picking up 397.
Berkowitz easily won the Democratic gubernatorial primary vote in Kodiak, with
295. In the closed Republican election, Sean Parnell received 833 votes.
Benson also easily took Kodiak in the Democrat's primary for lieutenant
governor, with 295 votes, while Mead Treadwell got 639 on the Republican side.
Measure One, the proposition that would ban municipalities and any organization
receiving public funds from lobbying the state legislature, Kodiak residents
soundly defeated it 1,104 votes to 660. On Measure Two, which would require
parental notification when girls under 18 sought abortions, Kodiak voted 1,003
yes, to 782 no.
races, all three were uncontested. Incumbent Senator Gary Stevens received 977
votes, incumbent Representative Alan Austerman 908, and Democratic challenger
for state house, Andy Schroder got 364. Stevens, the current Senate president,
will likely get a free ride back to Juneau, as there are no declared
challengers. Austerman and political newcomer Andy Schroeder will face off in