Nageak for the write-in, Munoz for Finance Co-Chair, and Higgins for war hero. It’s MONDAY in the Sun!!!!
The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Taylor Bickford of Strategies 360 and Matt Larkin of Dittman Research. In part 2, we got through the legislative races one at a time to see where we think they stand with 10 days to go.
Pollster Craciun Research today released a new poll showing Democrat Hillary Clinton with 47-43 lead over Republican Donald Trump in Alaska.
Thursday night Washington U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D) popped into Anchorage for a quick visit. It was a low profile appearance for a Senator who could have a could have a huge impact on the future of our state. If Democrats retake control of the Senate, Cantwell would be positioned to replace Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski as Chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee giving her great sway over the resource issues that largely drive Alaska’s economy and unique lifestyle.
Op research keeps dropping, the GOP says Joe is like Hillary, and leg organization rumors are flowing. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
We wonder how this will affect Americans For Prosperity – Alaska. They are the Alaska branch of the Koch operation.
How do the pollsters who publish most of the local data we see stack up? Which ones should we put the most stock in?
Luckily for us, 538 doesnâ€™t just talk trash, they actually dig in and evaluate each one. We put together this sampling of their evaluations for pollsters we have seen operating in Alaska recently.
“The balance of the U.S. Senate is likely to turn on what happens in this race,” Sullivan said. Republicans currently hold a 54-46 majority.
Evaluating these mailers to see what the party’s key messages are against Miller is interesting enough. It can reveal where they think Miller is vulnerable, what voters the ARP thinks they can peel away from him, and any number of other insights into their thinking us political junkies might find interesting.
Miller, however, gave us quite a gift on Monday. As part of his press conference attacking the ARP for alleged financial improprieties, Miller showed a series of mailers the ARP did in 2010 supporting him as the party’s nominated candidate and attacking then write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski.
This is a rarity, normally when we score political attacks, one side is clearly the attacker and one side clearly the target. In this case, we have more of an exchange of fire as the Alaska Republican Party and Libertarian candidate for US Senate, Joe Miller traded similar â€œfinancial irregularityâ€ charges against one another. Deciding who actually came out the winner might be more complicated to sort out.