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Bernie Beat Trump In Alaska And Other Things You Weren’t Told

On Saturday the Democrat faithful turned out in big numbers across the state to participate in their party’s caucus. Media reports of the event, including this one from Devin Kelly of the Alaska Dispatch News, do an excellent job of telling you who won and what the atmosphere was like. What they don’t tell you are all the politically relevant details of what happened as the day unfolded.

That is where The Midnight Sun steps in. Here are 10 things that happened at the caucuses you probably haven’t read about.




Why Alaskans Should Caucus For Bernie

Whenever any national election comes to Alaska they tend to be long on explanations as to why Americans should vote for their guy (or gal), but short on reasons why Alaskans actually should. This morning a Bernie supporter named Malena Marvin of Petersberg sent me her take on why Alaskans should support her chosen candidate, Bernie Sanders.


Murkowski Campaign Starting To Show What They Are About

With the the headquarters opening, the campaign has moved into a more active phase. General messaging has begun and a ground game is being developed. This is the time in a campaign when outsiders can start to get a sense of what that campaign is about, beyond simply getting their guy or gal elected.


Poll Finds Majority Of Republicans Embarrassed By Presidential Campaign

Alarmed by the harsh attacks and negative tone of their presidential contest, broad majorities of Republican primary voters view their party as divided and a source of embarrassment and think that the campaign is more negative than in the past, according to a New York Times/CBS News national poll released on Monday.



Why Vote Yes On Prop 8?

With the prospect of new state income and/or sales taxes on the horizon, can we really endure a Tax Cap loophole that would have allowed property taxes to increase up to 50% MORE than they are today?