Is Alaska Primary a Preview of GOP's November?

Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski suffered a huge defeat in the state's Republican primary on Tuesday, finishing third in the three-way race with just 18 percent of the vote. Does Murkowski's loss signal trouble ahead for GOP incumbents in November's midterm elections?

Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank talks with Alex Chadwick about the link between President Bush's flagging poll numbers and Republican candidates.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.