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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?”


Don’t Hate Me TV Ad Game Begins

According to an email from Vince Beltrami’s campaign this afternoon, his campaign has released their first TV spot. It is a typical political ad of the humanize/inoculate variety intended to make the candidate a warm personality rather than a distant political character.




Flynn Offers Theatrics, Anchorage Deserves Substance

ll those kneeling to raise awareness for racial inequity, from sports stars to an Anchorage Assemblyman, claim that they mean not to offend anyone but really just want to create a public conversation on the subject. They then immediately and irresponsibility depart the public stage when the heavy lifting begins of creating public spaces for such “productive” and inevitably uncomfortable discussions.



How Alaska Candidates Can Engage Millenials

This is an interesting article on how political campaigns can reach millennials. The Alaska Dispatch News is already offering sponsored content and the Alaska Republican Party and Alaska State Senate Majority are renting wholesale their own plausible deniability based blogs, but we have yet to see anyone target millennials with native ads.



Don Young Announces Debate Schedule

Want to see a debate between Rep. Don Young and his Democratic challenger Steve Lindbeck? As of today ,we know where you will be able to see at least half of that argument.