Alaska Democrats Looking For New Face To Lead Party

Longtime Alaska Democratic Party (ADP) Executive Director Kay Brown announced late today she will be retiring in January. ADP Communications Director Jake Hamburg, who himself leaving the party at the end of this week, said this afternoon the Party will be accepting applications to fill the ED position through December 2. After that, per the APD’s party plan, a seven-member committee that includes Party Chairwoman Casey Steinau will be formed to evaluate applicants and make a hire.

First Thoughts APOC Thirty Day Reports

We are still pouring over the latest batch of Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) reports that were required to be submitted last night by midnight. Those reports, called 30-Day reports, cover donations from August 7- October 7 and are filed 30-days before election day.

New Spohnholz Ad Could Backfire Against Berkowitz

Today, East Anchorage incumbent Rep. Ivy Spohnholz released a radio ad that sounds almost straight out of a Donald Trump stump speech on inner cities.

“It’s been a deadly week in Anchorage” the ad begins and then proceeds to go through a litany of scary news clips highlighting the growing crime problems facing Anchorage. Spohnholz begins a voiceover saying “We all know we have a public safety crisis in Anchorage. The question is what are we going to do about it?”