Republicans gather in Fairbanks, Legislators back to their old tricks, and the new Assembly assembles. Its Friday in the Sun!
alaska democratic party
; Even the best bloggers and prognosticators get it wrong sometimes and I did last week when I posted the voter registration numbers from before…
Last month both the Alaska Republican Party and Alaska Democratic Party held their presidential caucuses. Both Republicans and Democrats require caucus participants to be registered members of their party. That means large groups of voters who are registered as â€œundeclaredâ€ or â€œnon-partisanâ€ but want to vote for their favorite candidate such as Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, or Bernie Sanders must register with that candidate’s party to vote for them.
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.
Thursday night Hillary Clintonâ€™s campaign opened their Alaska caucus campaign headquarters in Anchorage. About 40 people watched as former Lt. Governor Stephen McAlpine, filling in for former Governor Bill Sheffield, spoke to christen the offices.
Here is a statement from the Alaska Democratic Party detailing how those interested in applying to replace Rep. Max Gruenberg in the state legislature can go about it.
Today the House District 16 Democrats and Alaska Democratic Party announced the process and timeline to fill the State House vacancy resulting from Representative Max Gruenbergâ€™s passing.
This rule change is their attempt to have their cake and eat it too. They hope to bolster their candidate recruitment efforts by selling those who might run on the idea they can get full backing of the party and their spot on the ballot while the candidate maintains their strategic distance from the party brand and the baggage that comes along with it.
Today, the Alaska Democratic Party announced Caucus locations throughout the state where Alaska Democrats will meet on March 26th to help select their partyâ€™s nominee for President of the United States.
This summer U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski joined forces with Michigan Congressman Fred Upton to form a lucrative campaign marriage known as a joint fundraising committee. Such committees are designed so two or more candidates can team up for fundraisers, split the costs, and then divide the donations. This is a common practice for congressional candidates across the country, however what is notable about the Murkowski-Upton Victory Committee is that instead of grouping candidates from the same state or geographic region the Murkowski-Upton partnership groups the candidates by economic interest.