Alaska candidates post FEC reports, Democrats excel, Republicans down

Don Young drowning in legal fees

Quarterly campaign finance reports were released Tuesday and, for the first time in many years, things are looking good for the Democratic Party.

FBI suspect Don Young

With just over a month to go before the August primary, Anchorage mayor Mark Begich reported $1,034,660 from over 4,000 donors.

Ethan Berkowitz raised $226,642 in the second quarter. Diane Benson raised $52,606.

Lt. Governor Sean Parnell reported $266,000, in his first full quarter as a candidate.

State Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux of Kodiak raised $42,826.

US Rep. Don Young, under multiple criminal investigations for bribery, corruption, and extortion, raised $106,616 this quarter, but spent $103,521 of the money on criminal defense lawyers.

Ted Stevens, also under multiple criminal investigations, raised $745,078.

Alaska's primary election is August 26.

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