As predicted here and absolutely everywhere else, Alaska will have a new Governor next year. Incumbant Frank Murkowski (R), running a full-scale re-election campaign and unencumbered by serious scandal or wedge issue, managed to finish THIRD in his party's primary for his own job.
Amazing, really. In his time at the state's helm he did little wrong (if less right) and was too boring to offend. People just have learned to roundly hate him.
The winner was Sarah Palin. She takes on Tony Knowles, who was already Gov. twice, but was outed by term limits, making room for Frank.
Which means our next Governor will be one of two things: