05/14/14 - 10:05pm
JUNEAU — Don’t expect fireworks when the state Democratic Party convention gets underway in Nome on Thursday — there will be no real drama among the top-ticket races.
Democrats have already endorsed U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for re-election in what is expected to be a hotly contested, nationally watched race that could decide control of the Senate. And the party has backed Byron Mallott for governor.
Neither is expected to face much of a challenge during the August primary.
Mallott is the scheduled keynote speaker for Saturday; Begich isn’t expected to attend in person.