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Mulder says he will run against Lisa Murkowski

Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002

JUNEAU (AP) -- Republican Rep. Eldon Mulder, co-chairman of the powerful House Finance Committee, will seek re-election, he said Thursday.

Mulder, 44, said he plans to run in a new district 18 that pits him against Rep. Lisa Murkowski, R-Anchorage, in the Aug. 27 primary.

Mulder said Thursday that he dismissed the idea of running for a Senate seat in his district because the new map would favor a Republican candidate from Eagle River area.

Mulder represents District 23 in Anchorage. He was elected to the House in 1992 and has been co-chairman of the House Finance Committee since 1999.

The new District 18 includes Elmendorf Air Force Base, Fort Richardson and Government Hill.

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