Oldest Member of Congress Gets Dreaded Diagnosis

Alaska GOP Rep. Don Young announced that he tested positive for coronavirus Thursday afternoon.

Young, 87, was first elected in a 1973 special election and is the Dean of the House. He is both the longest serving member of Congress and the oldest member of Congress, according to Alaska Public Media.

In a tweet, Young said that he was “feeling strong” and that he was working at home in Alaska.

Young won reelection Wednesday against Democrat Alysse Galvin.

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