This morning many voters received this in their mailbox:
This is the second mailer paid for by the Alaska Republican Party (ARP) in the last week attempting to tie the circumstances surrounding Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Miller’s departure from the Fairbanks North Star Borough in 2008 to the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to store emails while she was Secretary of State.
Last week sent out this mailer:
The strategy of linking Miller’s actions to Clinton’s and then attacking them both is a bold move for the ARP. It certainly gives them a two-for-one hit in a single mailer, but it comes with dangers.
Miller still has broad support among many Alaska republicans and even on the ARP’s governing central committee. It also runs the risk of antagonizing and energizing Miller’s far right support base.
How ARP Chairman Tuckerman Babcock manages this tricky situation, both from now until the election, and after as he attempts to bring the party back together, could define his term as party chairman.