November 4 is one week away, and it’s a day when the Republican Party is hoping to gain control of the Senate.
All eyes are from political pundits, and party representatives are on key states like South Dakota and Alaska. Two states where American Indians and Alaska Natives can play a major role in the outcome of the day.
One Alaska Native, doing his part before Election Day is Gabe Tegoseak, as Becky Bohrer highlighted for the Associated Press.
Tegoseak is a 29-year-old Inupiaq who moved back to Barrow, Alaska two years ago to reconnect his young daughter to their culture.
The Alaska Native is a Democratic Party paid employee who has been going door-to-door in the small Alaska community in an effort to help re-elect Sen. Mark Begich.
Begich is currently in a heated race with Republican Dan Sullivan.
Tegoseak knows he can’t sway everyone he meets, “But that’s the beauty of all of this,” he told the AP. “That people can engage, really … for things they feel passionate about.”
Read the AP story here.