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The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares the latest insider analysis so you can make sense of the headlines.

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Cheney & Murkowski Fight for Political Survival
CNN Political Briefing
Aug 16, 2022

Wyoming and Alaska are holding primary elections where two incumbent Republicans critics of former President Donald Trump are running to keep their jobs – Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the stakes behind these races for the incumbents and the special election to watch in Alaska. Cheney is banking on support from outside the party to make up for lost GOP ground in the state, while Alaska’s unique primary rules could delay the general election results.