In that other Alaska race, Berkowitz concedes to Young

November 18, 2008 

Unlike the flip-flopping race for U.S. Senate, there really wasn't any doubt after Election Day on who won Alaska's sole seat in the U.S. House. It still took Democratic candidate Ethan Berkowitz until Tuesday afternoon, with the counting of another big batch of ballots, to concede defeat to Republican Don Young.

The new count: 137,745 votes for Berkowitz and 154,461 for Young. With the Alaskan Independence Party candidate, Don Wright, factored in, the vote breaks down this way: 50 percent for Young, 45 percent for Berkowitz, and 5 percent for Wright.

Berkowitz congratulated Young and his wife, Lu, on a 19th term in Congress.

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