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Fisheries debate this weekend the first of several in Alaska’s congressional races

Update: Here’s the U.S. Senate fisheries debate from Saturday:

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On Saturday, Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and challenger Al Gross, a Democratic-nominated independent, will engage in their first of three debates.

The Saturday debate will start at 5 p.m. and center around fisheries. It is hosted by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, ComFish Alaska and Kodiak’s KMXT public radio.

Unlike in past years, the debate will take place over Zoom. The debate will be livestreamed at the websites for ComFish and the Kodiak Chamber, as well as their Facebook pages and YouTube channel. It will also be broadcast throughout the state on public radio.

Sullivan and Gross will face off in two more debates before the Nov. 3 election.

In Alaska’s U.S. House race, Republican Rep. Don Young and his challenger, Democratic-nominated independent Alyse Galvin, have three debates scheduled.


Senate debates

• Oct. 10: Senate Fisheries Debate, 5 p.m.

• Oct. 23: Alaska Public Media and Alaska’s News Source, 7 p.m.

• Oct. 27: Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, noon

House debates

• Oct. 15: Resource Development Council, noon

• Oct. 22: Alaska Public Media and Alaska’s News Source, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 27: Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, noon

Aubrey Wieber

Aubrey Wieber covers Anchorage city government, politics and general assignments for the Daily News. He previously covered the Oregon Legislature for the Salem Reporter, was a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune and Bend Bulletin, and was a reporter and editor at the Post Register in Idaho Falls. Contact him at