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United States Senate election in Alaska, 2016

United States Senate election in Alaska, 2016

November 8, 2016

Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Lisa Murkowski

The 2016 United States Senate election in Alaska will take place on November 8, 2016, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Alaska, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is running for re-election to a third term in office.[1]


  • Background 1
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
      • Declared 2.1.1
      • Potential 2.1.2
      • Declined 2.1.3
  • Democratic primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
      • Potential 3.1.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5


After Republican U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski was elected Governor of Alaska in 2002, he appointed his daughter Lisa to the Senate to replace him. She was elected to a full term in 2004 but was defeated in the Republican primary in 2010 by Tea Party challenger Joe Miller.[2] She ran as a write-in candidate in the general election and was re-elected to a second full term with 39.5% of the vote to Miller's 35.5% and Democratic nominee Scott McAdams' 23.5%.[3][4] She is one of only two U.S. Senators to be elected via write-in votes, the other being Strom Thurmond in 1954.[5]

Republican primary

As Murkowski was defeated in the Republican primary in 2010, it has been speculated that she will be challenged from the right again in 2016.[6][7]





Democratic primary




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External links

Official campaign websites
  • Lisa Murkowski for Senate
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