JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five Democrats are vying for their party's nomination for U.S. House. They also are seeking a chance to be the first Democrat representing Alaska in that chamber since 1973.

For nearly 40 years, that seat has been held by Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young, who is expected to easily win his primary Tuesday over little-known candidates John R. Cox and Terre Gales.

Young says he knows the state "better than anyone else," and wants to stay in Congress "as long as I've got the inspiration and the fire to do this job."

The Democratic candidates generally got into the race out of frustration with their representation in Washington. They are state Rep. Sharon Cissna, Matt Moore, Debra Chesnut Doug Urquidi (er-KEY-dee) and Frank Vondersaar.