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Alaska: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Alaska, 1958-2018 (May be incomplete!)
E. L. 'Bob' Bartlett 1959-68 Ernest Gruening 1959-69 Ted Stevens 1968-2009 Mike Gravel 1969-81 Frank H. Murkowski 1981-2002 Lisa Murkowski 2002- Mark Begich 2009-15 Dan Sullivan 2015-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1958: John E. Manders (Rep), defeated for nomination.
  • 1958 Nov 25: E. L. 'Bob' Bartlett (Dem), elected; Ralph E. Robertson (Rep), defeated; Keith Capper (Ind), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 25: Ernest Gruening (Dem), elected; Mike Stepovich (Rep), defeated.
  • 1960 Nov 8: E. L. 'Bob' Bartlett (Dem), elected; Lee L. McKinley (Rep), defeated.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Ernest Gruening (Dem), elected; Ted Stevens (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: E. L. 'Bob' Bartlett (Dem), elected; Lee L. McKinley (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Mike Gravel (Dem), elected; Elmer E. Rasmuson (Rep), defeated; Ernest Gruening, defeated.
  • 1968 Dec 11: E. L. 'Bob' Bartlett, died in office.
  • 1968 Dec 24: Ted Stevens, appointed.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Ted Stevens (Rep), elected; Wendell P. Kay (Dem), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Ted Stevens (Rep), elected; W. Eugene Guess (Dem), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Mike Gravel (Dem), elected; C. R. Lewis (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Ted Stevens (Rep), elected; Donald W. Hobbs (Dem), defeated.
  • 1980: Mike Gravel (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Frank H. Murkowski (Rep), elected; Clark S. Gruening (Dem), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Ted Stevens (Rep), elected; John E. Havelock (Dem), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Frank H. Murkowski (Rep), elected; Glenn Olds (Dem), defeated; Chuck House (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Ted Stevens (Rep), elected; Michael Beasley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Frank H. Murkowski (Rep), elected; Tony Smith (Dem), defeated; Mary E. Jordan (Green), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Ted Stevens (Rep), elected; Jed Whittaker (Green), defeated; Theresa Nangle Obermeyer (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Frank H. Murkowski (Rep), elected; Joseph A. Sonneman (Dem), defeated; Jeffrey Gottlieb (Green), defeated; Scott A. Kohlhaas (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Ted Stevens (Rep), elected; Frank Vondersaar (Dem), defeated; Jim Sykes (Green), defeated; Jim Dore (Alaskan Independence), defeated; Leonard J. Karpinski (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2002 Dec 2: Frank H. Murkowski, resigned.
  • 2002 Dec 20: Lisa Murkowski, appointed.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Lisa Murkowski (Rep), elected; Tony Knowles (Dem), defeated; Marc J. Millican, defeated; Jerry Sanders (Alaskan Independence), defeated; Jim Sykes (Green), defeated; Scott A. Kohlhaas (Libertarian), defeated; Ted Gianoutsos, defeated.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Mark Begich (Dem), elected.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Lisa Murkowski, elected.
  • 2014 Nov 4: Mark Begich (Dem), defeated.
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