November 2015


Murkowski Campaign Forms Partnership To Attract Energy Industry Money

This summer U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski joined forces with Michigan Congressman Fred Upton to form a lucrative campaign marriage known as a joint fundraising committee. Such committees are designed so two or more candidates can team up for fundraisers, split the costs, and then divide the donations. This is a common practice for congressional candidates across the country, however what is notable about the Murkowski-Upton Victory Committee is that instead of grouping candidates from the same state or geographic region the Murkowski-Upton partnership groups the candidates by economic interest.








Halcro Drops The Hammer On Transit Center Crowd

Seeing Halcro stand in the middle of the DTC, surrounded by stereotypical DTC inhabitants, drop the hammer on many of them was a powerful statement of the direction he is taking with the facility, and the community, for better or worse, ought to know it.








Walker Appoints 2nd Woman To Anchorage Superior Court

As we reported earlier this month, the 17 seat Anchorage Superior Court had become almost entirely male, with 16 men and only 1 woman. That disparity provided good reason to believe Governor Bill Walker would lean towards appointing one of the two female nominees put forward by the Alaska Judicial Council for the seat being vacated by the retiring Judge Michael Spaan.







Nate Silver: Trump’s Numbers Not What They Appear

If you are worried that Donald Trump is taking the country by storm, statistician Nate Silver of FiveThrityEight.com says the numbers should provide ample solace Trump isn’t the juggernaut the media is making him out to be.