Rep. Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungRepublicans are the 21st-century Know-Nothing Party OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden suspends Arctic oil leases issued under Trump | Experts warn US needs to better prepare for hurricane season | Progressives set sights on Civilian Climate Corps Overnight Energy: Biden admin backs Trump approval of major Alaska drilling project | Senate Republicans pitch 8 billion for infrastructure | EPA to revise Trump rule limiting state authority to block pipelines MORE (R-Alaska) is the most senior Republican in the House — and he plans to stay that way.
"I'm running again. I'm going to outlive them all," Young said with a laugh when asked if he was definitely running for another term in Congress.
Young, 80, is Alaska's sole congressman and the former chairman of both the Natural Resources and Transportation committees. He was first elected in 1973 and will be running for his 22nd term in Congress. He became the longest-serving Republican in Congress when Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.) died last year.
He faced a tough primary and general election in 2008 following a House Ethics Committee investigation but hasn't faced much competition at the ballot box since then in the heavily Republican state.