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Murkowski Campaign Announces Big Fundraising Haul and Staff Moves

This morning, the campaign announced Sen. Murkowski’s latest fundraising result: her reelection campaign has $3.1 million cash-on-hand. This effort, including over $570,000 raised during the fourth quarter, represents a new and historic fundraising record for any Alaskan holding public office in a non-election year. In total, Murkowski raised nearly $3.3 million in 2015.





Alaska’s Congressional Delegation Reacts to the State of the Union Address

It was a tense night for Republicans as President Obama, in his final State of the Union address, directly challenged the central narratives most Republican presidential candidates have been laying out in their campaigns. Most notably the line that America has become weaker and our enemies stronger under his administration. The president called such assertions “fiction” and “political hot air.”


Murkowski Campaign Forms Partnership To Attract Energy Industry Money

This summer U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski joined forces with Michigan Congressman Fred Upton to form a lucrative campaign marriage known as a joint fundraising committee. Such committees are designed so two or more candidates can team up for fundraisers, split the costs, and then divide the donations. This is a common practice for congressional candidates across the country, however what is notable about the Murkowski-Upton Victory Committee is that instead of grouping candidates from the same state or geographic region the Murkowski-Upton partnership groups the candidates by economic interest.


Nate Silver: Trump’s Numbers Not What They Appear

If you are worried that Donald Trump is taking the country by storm, statistician Nate Silver of FiveThrityEight.com says the numbers should provide ample solace Trump isn’t the juggernaut the media is making him out to be.