Levi Younger, from Eagle River, Alaska, is a recent political science graduate who caucused last Saturday with thousands of other Alaskans. Younger recently reached out to superdelegate Kim Metcalfe on Facebook, asking her to side with her state and support Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Metcalfe, who is listed on the Alaska Democratic Party website as the stateâ€™s national committeewoman since 2012, cavalierly told Younger she would be supporting Hillary Clinton, due to her â€œnegativeâ€ conversations with Sanders supporters.
It is one week from election day in the Municipality of Anchorage and what I know is Terre Gales is going to lose and lose badly to Forrest Dunbar.
Frankly that is a shame. It shouldnâ€™t have been, and didnâ€™t need to be that way.
On Saturday the Democrat faithful turned out in big numbers across the state to participate in their partyâ€™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 donâ€™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 havenâ€™t read about.
Ruedrich taken off the job, the Legislature thinks they’ve won, and AK GOP convention drama begins. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
; Just days before the Alaska Democratic Party’s Caucus on March 26th, Hillary Clinton has announced her core of high-profile Alaska supporters. She says it…
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.
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.
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.
Our friend Ivan Moore over at Alaska Survey Research posted this article today. It says Alaskans are describing themselves less as conservatives and more as moderates and progressives.
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?