Anchorage Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi on Thursday overturned the results of the Democratic primary in Alaska’s northernmost House district, declaring incumbent Rep. Ben Nageak the winner by two votes instead of challenger Dean Westlake.
The PFD Automatic Voter Registration initiative is already sitting pretty with major funding and no organized opposition, but those backing the move may have just received the last piece to their election night victory puzzle.
US Senator Lisa Murkowski today released a slew of endorsements by several Mayors of communities from across Alaska.
Heading into yesterdayâ€™s local elections across Alaska, the general feeling among most of the 49th stateâ€™s politicos was that we should expect a pretty low turnout in the November elections. The idea is that the massive unpopularity of both major presidential candidates, the negativity of their campaigns, and depressing state budget and economic news would lead a lot of people to just not participate in state elections.
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.
“Itâ€™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 â€œWe all know we have a public safety crisis in Anchorage. The question is what are we going to do about it?â€
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.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has released their 2016 endorsements in Alaska races and there are a few surprises.
Republican envy of Bill W, District 40 confidence, and leg staff and lobbyists on the move. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
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 â€œproductiveâ€ and inevitably uncomfortable discussions.
; This afternoon Kenai-Soldotna area Republican candidate for Alaska State House Gary Knopp said on talk radio during The Tall, Dark and Handsome Show hosted…