August 2016

Can Reinbold Survive A Stiff Establishment Challenge?

This Republican primary pits incumbent Rep. Lora Reinbold against challenger and former Anchorage School Board member Crystal Kennedy. A classic tale of the establishment versus ideological purist. The twist here is the purist is the incumbent and Republican Party endorsed Reinbold while the establishment candidate is the challenger Kennedy.



Can Two Take Out Seaton?

The interesting race in House District 31 is the Republican primary. It comes down to a basic mathematical question: Are two challengers one too many for either to get enough votes to take out the incumbent.






Begich, Millett, and Halcro Headline Midnight Sun Live Blog Coverage Of Alaska’s Primary Elections

Alaska will finally have a one-stop-shop for campaign insiders, media, and political junkies to follow election night in real time. Join us at midnightsunak.com to get up-to-the-minute information on election returns and campaign, candidate, and political party activities, as well as in-depth analysis from the most experienced and connected panel in the state of Alaska. We’re calling it Election Live.



What experiments show is the best way to win campaigns…Why isn’t anyone doing it?

There’s a refrain we hear about political campaigns every election cycle: “this year, campaigns waged an unprecedented ground game, having a face-to-face conversation with almost every single voter.”

Baloney. As academics who study campaigns, we hear this claim all the time. But we also know it’s important to investigate whether data backs it up. We did. And it doesn’t.