Raise a glass, Alaskans, for Rep. Young has outlasted the field

Get up, get up. Stand up and give Congressman Don Young a warm round of applause — even if you are a Democrat who would rather sleep in an abandoned building at 30 below than recognize the Gentleman From Fort Yukon.

Alaska's The Donald is now the senior member of the House of Representatives. He ascended to this pinnacle with the forced retirement of John Conyers of Michigan. Conyers had been a member of the House since 1965; Don entered in March 1973.

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