Don Young has taken a lot of lumps and his congressional power is somewhat less than it once was, but Young is a first-rate Alaska champion and should be returned to his seat in the U.S. House.
Young has been in the same job for 45 years and done it well. That necessarily means he did political combat many times and sometimes came away bloodied. It goes with the job.
One of the things Don Young has been criticized for is taking campaign contributions from business leaders like Bill Allen, former chairman of Veco, the oilfield service and construction company at the heart of the scandal that tarnished and took down U.S. Senator Ted Stevens.