“…The conservative magazine National Review is endorsing Sean Parnell’s effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Don Young in the Republican primary.The magazine’s publisher, Jack Fowler, sent out an e-mail last week stating the editorial will appear in the April 7 issue…”

Lieutenant Governor and candidate for Congress Sean Parnell took issue with Don
Young’s proposal for a $1 fuel tax calling it disturbing.

“The incumbent wants to pile on more taxes at a time when Alaskans are already
suffering from incredibly high fuel costs,” said Parnell. “This is just one more example
of how out of touch he is with Alaskans and the economy in general.”

Parnell noted that the incumbent’s proposal would bring pain to everyone across Alaska.

“People are already on the edge right now,” said Parnell. “Whether someone is on a
fixed income, or lives out in rural Alaska, or commutes to work everyday, their jaws must
be on the floor as they listen to someone proposing a huge increase in fuel taxes. Voters
are taxed enough already and his proposal just leaves you shaking your head.”

Parnell commented that the incumbent should take a hard look at how he’s spending
taxpayer money instead of asking Alaskans to give even more. He challenged the
incumbent on the interests he’s actually serving with a tax increase.

“Evidently, he’s accused Congress of “pandering to the public” and I have to wonder just
who else does he work for if not Alaskans?” asked Parnell.

Last month, Parnell sent an “Alaskan Taxpayer Protection” pledge to the group,
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). ATR is a Washington D.C. organization that works
to bring tax relief to Americans and to reduce the number of times the same money is
taxed.

Parnell said at that time that he took the pledge to oppose any and all efforts to increase
the marginal tax rates for individuals and businesses.

“I want Alaskans to keep more of their hard earned dollars, while I go after wasteful
government spending. Congress should not be asking Alaskans to dig deeper into their
wallets.”

Parnell to battle Young in Republican primary

“Alaska Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell stunned everyone at the Republican state convention Friday by announcing he will challenge 18-term incumbent Don Young for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House…”

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Parnell to run against Young

“Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell is throwing his hat in the ring. He announced at the Republican state convention Friday morning that he’ll take on Congressman Don Young for a seat in the U.S. House…”

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Parnell to run against Young for Congress

“Alaska Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell upstaged his boss at the Republican state convention Friday, moments after she renewed her call for new party leaders…”

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RedState Endorses Parnell

“Don Young (R- Don Youngland) is embittered, corrupt, out of touch, and part of the problem in Washington. His fifteen minutes are up and the time has come to send him back to Alaska, though we know he’ll be heading to K Street instead…”

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Something fishy in Seward?

by Sean Doogan Monday, March 31, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska SeaLife Center holds a three-day fishing tournament in order to raise money for research each year. Each year, Congressman Don Young attends. This year happens to fall in an election cycle, though, and some believe a “Save the Date” flier the Seward center [...]

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Parnell Calls Young’s Fuel Tax Proposal Disturbing

Lieutenant Governor and candidate for Congress Sean Parnell took issue with Don Young’s proposal for a $1 fuel tax calling it disturbing. “The incumbent wants to pile on more taxes at a time when Alaskans are already suffering from incredibly high fuel costs,” said Parnell. “This is just one more example of how out of [...]

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Parnell and Young are neck-and-neck in early polling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The latest poll by the Hays Research Group shows incumbent Don Young with a slight lead over challenger Sean Parnell in the Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives. The larger poll shows 59 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable opinion of Young, while 37 percent of respondents said they [...]

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Alaska Dems Are After Rep. Young’s Seat, but a Republican May Get There First

Democrats have been salivating over the opportunity to unseat Republican Rep. Don Young as he seeks an 18th full-term as Alaska’s lone House representative, but Republicans may beat them to the punch. Republican Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell stands a strong chance of defeating Young in the party’s Aug. 26 primary, according to recent polls and [...]

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