â€œIf this feels slightly familiar, it might be because Detroit did its own $1.4 billion pension bond deal in 2005. Ultimately, the bet was a disaster.”
This morning, the campaign announced Sen. Murkowskiâ€™s latest fundraising result: her reelection campaign has $3.1 million cash-on-hand. This effort, including over $570,000 raised during the fourth quarter, represents a new and historic fundraising record for any Alaskan holding public office in a non-election year. In total, Murkowski raised nearly $3.3 million in 2015.
This rule change is their attempt to have their cake and eat it too. They hope to bolster their candidate recruitment efforts by selling those who might run on the idea they can get full backing of the party and their spot on the ballot while the candidate maintains their strategic distance from the party brand and the baggage that comes along with it.