Historians are fond of saying the War of 1812 turned the United States from an â€œareâ€ to an â€œis.â€ The election of new Chairman Tuckerman Babcock may be doing the same thing for the Alaska Republican Party (AKGOP).
A group of Republican activists is preparing to challenge the eligibility of Hillside area State House candidate Ross Bieling to run for that seat sources inside the effort have confirmed to The Midnight Sun.
South Anchorage Democrats are complaining the Alaska Dispatch Newsâ€™(ADN) coverage of legislative races in their area is too favorable to Republicans.
Thursday morning AFL-CIO President and brand new State Senate candidate Vince Beltrami went on the Mark Colavecchio Show to discuss his run.
Here are five quick takeaways the rest of the media missed on candidate filing day
â€œI made the decision over the long holiday weekend not to continue my candidacy for re-election to the State Senateâ€ Senator Johnny Ellis told me in an interview this morning. And with that it would appear one of the longest legislative careers in Alaska history is officially coming to an end.
It what may be the closest Alaska will ever come to a clash of philosophical titans Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami has filed to run against conservative stalwart Sen. Cathy Giessel for the State Senate seat she currently holds.
It is simply not fair to voters, the media, and most importantly registered Republicans, like me, to have any confusion about what is coming from the party and what is not. That clarity isnâ€™t unreasonable to expect and shouldnâ€™t be that hard for party leaders to provide.
An Alaska Democratic Party (ADP) spokesman acknowledged Monday that Independent U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, will not be allowed to run on the partyâ€™s ticket this fall.
With all of these efforts to keep the pressure on, why is the Legislature acting like there is no pressure on them at all?