The Alaska Democratic Party is opening applications to residents of House District 40 to replace the disgraced Rep. Dean Westlake, who resigned last week amid…
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The state says there are plenty of ironclad reasons to bar the Alaska Republican Party from cherry-picking primary candidates.
The Republican legislators ran afoul of the party by caucusing with Democrats.
The outcome of the case has new importance if the outcome of Virginia’s legislative races on Tuesday night can be replicated in Alaska.
The potential change could have a big impact on the 2018 elections.
On our May 14 episode of Alaska’s most listened-to political podcast, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the hot political issues of the day– James Comey’s dismissal, the state budget, the legislative session as it careens towards overtime, the Real ID bill, and the censure of Rep. David Eastman. Casey and Forrest are also joined by a surprise guest this week. Former legislative staffer and UAA student Genevieve Mina tells us about her experience as a young person in Juneau during the legislative session. We greatly appreciate Genevieve being available on short notice, after an extended House floor session on Saturday prevented our previously-scheduled guest from making it on the program.
Sullivan’s family business, Meyer’s ethical conundrums, and Alaska GOP fears Walker. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
The many tales of Eagle River politics and Cathy Giessel’s bad, bad week. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Last month The Midnight Sun told you how Alaska legislators and both major political parties spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day pressing lobbyists for cash. MLK Day just happens to fall on the eve of the legislative session, just hours before legal barriers to in-session fundraising by legislators begin.
The 60 people we elected to represent OUR values in the legislature and the groups formed to help recruit and elect them spend this day in pursuit of a donation to their own self-interests.