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With a majority of votes counted, Dan Sullivan emerged as the clear leader Tuesday in the three-way Republican race for U.S. Senate. Sullivan, the former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner, held an 8-point lead on 2012 Republican primary winner Joe Miller with Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell trailing in third. 

Dermot Cole,Nathaniel Herz
Moods went up and down among supporters and critics alike Tuesday night as results began to roll in and showed a razor-thin margin in the vote on Ballot Measure 1, the oil-tax referendum that sought to repeal the tax structure known as SB 21.Richard Mauer
At least one Alaska legislator is losing their seat in Tuesday's primary election, but others may be in danger as well. And two sitting members of the state House of Representatives have taken their first steps to becoming senators.Pat Forgey
With a quarter of precincts reporting at 10 p.m., the vote on Ballot Measure 1 was still way too close to call, with those in favor of repealing SB 21 ahead of those against repeal by about 700 votes. Alaska Dispatch News
Alaskans will issue a final decision Tuesday on a controversial new oil tax regime, and pick a Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.Nathaniel Herz,Alex DeMarban,Richard Mauer
Some involved in the campaign against repeal of Alaska's oil tax cut have made much of assertions that the decline in production has slowed or almost stopped, but ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil executives recently offered contradictory forecasts in testimony to the state.Dermot Cole
Republican U.S. Senate candidates Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell announced late endorsements Sunday and Monday -- Miller from 2012 presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Treadwell from Buzz Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the moon.Nathaniel Herz
With time running out to sway voters before the primary election, the Anchorage Baptist Temple hosted its regular Candidate Day Sunday morning -- an opportunity for Republican hopefuls for state and federal office to state their case why voters should choose them come Tuesday.Nathaniel Herz
Redistricting, retirements and departures are already remaking the Republican-led House, and competitive races in Tuesday’s primary could lead to an even bigger shakeup months before the November general election determines the makeup of the Alaska Legislature.Richard Mauer

PHOTOS: The 2014 primary election features a three-way race for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in November, a number of state house and senate races, and an oil-tax referendum that is among the most contentious in recent memory.

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