Local Politics



6 Things That Latest Fundraising Numbers Tell Us

The latest round of campaign finance disclosures are out, and they matter. A lot. Candidates, parties, and flacks are all full o’ bluster and spin about their campaigns and their performance, but pesky statutorily-required campaign finance reports give citizens an unspun window into exactly where things stand. No one can hide from the numbers. They are cold, precise, and ultimately unflinching. To paraphrase the great football coach Bill Parcells, you are what your fundraising numbers say you are.






Demboski Says Johnston Not Conservative Enough For South Anchorage

Speaking on the Rick Rydell radio program Friday morning, Johnston’s fellow Anchorage Assembly member Amy Demboski bemoaned the “high school drama” she thinks some would like to cause on the Assembly and then immediately attacks fellow Assembly member Johnston for being “not that conservative” and says because of it she will “have issues with South Anchorage” in her run for state legislature.



Hadley Files To Run For Anchorage Assembly

Yesterday, former Republican state house candidate Don Hadley filed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Alaska Public Offices Commission(APOC) to run for the same seat. No candidate can file with the Municipality of Anchorage to officially run until late January, but filing of the LOI with APOC allows Hadley to begin soliciting and raising campaign money.