Parnell, Murkowski, and Young to be in Fairbanks tonight


Gov. Sean Parnell is expected to announce plans for his political future at a reception during the Alaska Federation of Republican Women's convention in Fairbanks.

The Associated Press reports that U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young also are expected to attend the reception this evening at Pike's Waterfront Lodge.

The president of the women's group, Rhonda Boyles, says the governor's office asked her to make contact with the media about the announcement since it is a political event and not official state business.

Parnell could seek re–election next year.

He also has been seen as a possible challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.