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The race for Alaska’s congressional seat is so packed, even Santa Claus is running Four dozen candidates are battling in this weekend’s special primary election to fill Alaska’s only seat in the House. Sixteen Republicans and six Democrats make up less than half of the all-party ballot that will decide the finalists to replace GOP Rep. Don Young, who died in March after serving 49 years in Congress. Former Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican scion of the prominent Democratic Begich family and North Pole Council member Santa Claus are among the notable names vying to finish in the top four and adv…

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