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Bethel voters came out Tuesday morning at precinct #2. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel voters came out Tuesday morning at precinct #2. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Polls are open until 8 p.m. this evening, as Alaskans elect a Governor, US Senator, US House Representative, and legislators for Alaska’s House and Senate.

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Mark Begich's Deb Bonito campaigns in Bethel

Mark Begich’s wife Deb Bonito campaigns in Bethel

Senator Mark Begich is counting on rural Alaska if he’s to keep his job as Alaska’s junior Senator. His wife, Deborah Bonito was in Bethel this morning to speak with supporters and urge them to bring their friends to vote.

“For those of us in the thick of it, this is all we’re thinking about, but we know people are living their day to day lives, and it’s probably not on the top of their agenda. So we want to keep them focused and remind them to get out today and early vote or get out to the polls tomorrow,” said Bonito.
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US Senate candidate Dan Sullivan campaigned in Bethel October 17, 2014. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

US Senate candidate Dan Sullivan campaigned in Bethel October 17, 2014. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

US Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan’s campaign has come to Bethel. KYUK’s Ben Matheson has more on the challenger to Senator Mark Begich, who if successful, may be the Senator that tilts the power balance in the Senate from Democratic to Republican.

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On a clear and chilly Friday afternoon at the Alaska Territorial Guard Park, Senate candidate Dan Sullivan walks along the Wall of Honor and asks resident Tundy Rogers about names of those who served.

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Julie Fate Sullivan visited Bethel on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Julie Fate Sullivan visited Bethel on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Just weeks before the November election, the Sullivan campaign has come to Bethel.

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