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Berkowitz concedes defeat in US House race (Alaska)
KTUU ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | Mike Ross

Posted on 11/19/2008 12:28:40 PM PST by nickcarraway

Democrat Ethan Berkowitz conceded defeat in his challenge to Congressman Don Young on Tuesday.

Trailing by more than 16,000 votes, Berkowitz called Young to congratulate him on his victory.

But Berkowitz hinted strongly that he may run again in the future if Young doesn't do well in the Democrat-controlled Congress.

"I've got to digest all the numbers and see what happened, but there is a whole host of reasons it happened," Berkowitz said. "I'm proud of the fact that we have, at this point, more votes than any other Democrat running in history except for Mark Begich.

"I'm proud of the fact that we ran a campaign that is based on issues, based on values, based on direction, and I think that helped elevate the quality and tone of this race, and I am proud of that."

Berkowitz says his immediate plans include working on renewable energy projects.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: electioncongress; electionushouse

1 posted on 11/19/2008 12:28:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He’ll start his 2010 campaign before the sun sets. And in Alaska that’s a major event!


2 posted on 11/19/2008 12:31:54 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: nickcarraway
So, how does this affect the rest of us?

Don't get me wrong ... I'm always glad to see a Demoncrat defeated and ideally some RHINO’s in the future ... but will this allow us to filibuster?

3 posted on 11/19/2008 12:32:57 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nickcarraway
Democrat Ethan Berkowitz conceded defeat in his challenge to Congressman Don Young on Tuesday.

Translation: There was a bit too much vote cushion for us to steal this one, but we will prolly be back with more dead folks next election.

4 posted on 11/19/2008 12:33:09 PM PST by webschooner
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To: BlueStateBlues

What, aren’t they getting like a whole 5 hours of daylight now?


5 posted on 11/19/2008 12:33:47 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: nmh

House - no fillibuster
Senate - fillibuster with 41 votes

This was a house race.


6 posted on 11/19/2008 12:34:32 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: nickcarraway

Berkowitz could have conceded a week ago.


7 posted on 11/19/2008 12:37:34 PM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: MrB

There are 6 hours of daylight if you call a yellowish pale light at noon daylight. Three hours of sunrise followed by three hours of sunset. It’s -12 right now, and normal for this date is 1.


8 posted on 11/19/2008 12:39:46 PM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: nickcarraway

Not enough dead people in Alaska to steal the election with.......


9 posted on 11/19/2008 12:46:35 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: RightWhale
It’s -12 right now, and normal for this date is 1.

Like there's a difference?.......;^)

10 posted on 11/19/2008 12:47:31 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: Red Badger

Wonder what Sam thinks.


11 posted on 11/19/2008 12:50:09 PM PST by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: Red Badger

Yes. 1 is shirtsleeves weather for quick missions. -10 is cold. -20 is really cold and a lot of people don’t like it and I have to fire up the woodstove. -40 is really really cold and the tires become square. -60 even ravens want the door shut.


12 posted on 11/19/2008 12:52:35 PM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: nmh

Young is not in the Senate.


13 posted on 11/19/2008 12:52:55 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Sam? You mean David?...Last I heard he was a converted Christian doing ministry in prison.....


14 posted on 11/19/2008 12:53:32 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: RightWhale

Thank God I live in Florida!..............


15 posted on 11/19/2008 12:54:32 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: Red Badger

Me too, and I am thankful every day to not be back in Rochester, NY.


16 posted on 11/19/2008 1:01:17 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: RightWhale

Was Begich a stronger candidate than Berkowitz? The Young-Berkowitz races wasn’t even close.


17 posted on 11/19/2008 1:02:15 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

I would have to say Begich is very strong. He attracts a lot of otherwise Conservative votes because he is Conservative for a Democrat. He would be to the right of many of our Republicans in DC.


18 posted on 11/19/2008 1:04:58 PM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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To: RightWhale

That’s good to know.

Considering the entire govt is Democrat now, it is probably better for Alaska’s parochial interests (keep the pork flowing) to have a Democrat in Congress now, although Stevens would have been helpful for the filibuster and such.


19 posted on 11/19/2008 1:10:16 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Not so much as the $5 million the DEMS dropped on Markie for ads, and so on.

Chuckie Schumer sent one of his top managers up here to run the cam-pain for Markie.

Don’t much care for him as a mayor, and in DC he will be all but worthless as far as shaking the money tree.

So I guess you could say it was a lose-lose election all around.


20 posted on 11/19/2008 11:30:36 PM PST by ASOC
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To: RightWhale

Man, it only dropped into the 20s here (Philly area) yesterday and I have my woodstove all fired up and blasting the good heat.


21 posted on 11/19/2008 11:35:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

There are readings in the -25 to -30 range farther up the valleys here, but it is -15 here. Should warm up a little tomorrow.


22 posted on 11/20/2008 10:22:31 AM PST by RightWhale (Exxon Suxx)
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