Yesterday we posted the list of candidates for Anchorage municipal offices endorsed by the socially conservative Alaska Family Council. In fairness, we thought weâ€™d post the recently released endorsements for the LGBT rights group Alaskans Together For Equality.
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is taking strong objection to work being done in Juneau by state legislators. In the wake of several proposals by lawmakers to cut the state budget including shifting public employee retirement costs to local governments and ending municipal revenue sharing the normally affable Mayor has appeared on several tv and radio outlets to offer harsh criticism of their work.
Levi Younger, from Eagle River, Alaska, is a recent political science graduate who caucused last Saturday with thousands of other Alaskans. Younger recently reached out to superdelegate Kim Metcalfe on Facebook, asking her to side with her state and support Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Metcalfe, who is listed on the Alaska Democratic Party website as the stateâ€™s national committeewoman since 2012, cavalierly told Younger she would be supporting Hillary Clinton, due to her â€œnegativeâ€ conversations with Sanders supporters.
On Saturday the Democrat faithful turned out in big numbers across the state to participate in their partyâ€™s caucus. Media reports of the event, including this one from Devin Kelly of the Alaska Dispatch News, do an excellent job of telling you who won and what the atmosphere was like. What they donâ€™t tell you are all the politically relevant details of what happened as the day unfolded.
That is where The Midnight Sun steps in. Here are 10 things that happened at the caucuses you probably havenâ€™t read about.
; Just days before the Alaska Democratic Party’s Caucus on March 26th, Hillary Clinton has announced her core of high-profile Alaska supporters. She says it…