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Alaska's Murkowski Faces Challenging Primary

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Alaska's Murkowski Faces Challenging Primary

Alaska's Murkowski Faces Challenging Primary

Alaska's Murkowski Faces Challenging Primary

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Alaska's Gov. Frank Murkowski faces a primary election for his second term Tuesday. Polls show the former senator with a positive rating of only about 20 percent in his own party. Murkowski has been criticized by many as being too close to the oil industry, and his primary challengers are both running on their plans to renegotiate unpopular deals with the industry.

The latest developments in Prudhoe Bay may not help the governor's prospects either.

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