From Nenana to Fort Yukon, Republicans officers in the Interior of Alaska have organized and voted unanimously to endorse Nick Begich for Congress. Begich is a Republican, son of a Libertarian dad (Nick Sr.) and a Republican mom, and he has his own roots in the Interior with a mining claim he owns with his dad just north of Chitina.
District 36 is the largest political district, geographically speaking, in the state, and that makes it the largest political subdivision in the country. Notable, it includes Congressman Don Young’s hometown of Fort Yukon.
It’s safe to say that District 36 contains approximately one fourth of all the land mass of Alaska with over 52 communities. It is the signature “Interior” District and is represented by Republican Rep. Mike Cronk of Tok.
Already, Begich has gotten the endorsements from Eagle River District 22 Republicans, and Homer Republicans, as well as the Kenai Peninsula Republican Women’s club.
“I think Nick is best prepared for the job and really represents the majority of Alaskans with his policies yet will work well listening to and representing the interests of all Alaskans,” said Elijah Verhagen, chair of District 36.