In tight Alaska House race, Mary Peltola runs 'pro-fish' campaign

October 25, 2022

In tight reelection race, Rep. Mary Peltola runs ‘pro-fish’ campaign and backs controversial oil project. 

In her closely watched quest to win reelection in a red state, Alaska Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola has sought to emphasize a unique issue: fish.


Then-Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), who died in March and frequently clashed with environmentalists over nearly five decades in office, agreed with Democrats that Peltola would be the perfect witness, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) told The Climate 202.

“To me, that says something that both Don Young and myself respected her enough on fisheries issues,” Huffman said in an interview Monday.


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By:  Maxine Joselow
Source: Washington Post