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Dean Westlake is challenging Barrow Rep. Benjamin Nageak in the Democratic primary. In 2014, Westlake lost the race by 131 votes. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska's Energy Desk)

Democrats target their own in state House primary, backing Nageak challenger

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Democrats are hoping to take control of the state House this year. To achieve that, they're gunning for two lawmakers who run as Democrats but largely vote with the Republicans. One is Rep. Bennie Nageak, D-Barrow, who represents District 40, which stretches from Kotzebue to Kaktovik.
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