This weekend a robocall saying it was paid for by the Alaska Republican Party encouraged voters who had requested an absentee ballot application for the April 5th municipal election to vote for a host of candidates depending on where they lived. Among those who the Party did not include in their list of endorsed candidates were registered Republican candidates Assemblywoman Amy Demboski and school board candidate David Nees
There’s a new candidate for U.S. Senate, an assembly candidate goes missing, and Republicans welcome Begich. Its Friday in the Sun!!!
It is unusual to see members of the Anchorage Assembly openly criticize one another during a public meeting, but as last nightâ€™s Assembly meeting was getting underway, thatâ€™s exactly what happened.
The latest round of campaign finance disclosures are out, and they matter. A lot. Candidates, parties, and flacks are all full oâ€™ bluster and spin about their campaigns and their performance, but pesky statutorily-required campaign finance reports give citizens an unspun window into exactly where things stand. No one can hide from the numbers. They are cold, precise, and ultimately unflinching. To paraphrase the great football coach Bill Parcells, you are what your fundraising numbers say you are.
Today at 5 PM was the deadline to drop out for candidates who filed to run for local office in Anchorage this spring. Two of them did.
It appears Amy Demboski was not expecting a challenger in her run for re-election to the Anchorage Assembly.
If the race dynamics remain as they are today, and I wouldnâ€™t bet the house on it, Weddleton receives all left of center support, Schimscheimer plays for the pro-business crowd, Taylor is the social conservative candidate, and Bunde casts herself as the fiscal conservative.
Speaking on the Rick Rydell radio program Friday morning, Johnstonâ€™s fellow Anchorage Assembly member Amy Demboski bemoaned the â€œhigh school dramaâ€ she thinks some would like to cause on the Assembly and then immediately attacks fellow Assembly member Johnston for being â€œnot that conservativeâ€ and says because of it she will â€œhave issues with South Anchorageâ€ in her run for state legislature.
Tuesdayâ€™s Anchorage Assembly meeting started off with a bit of a bang. Within the first 10 minutes Assemblyman Ernie Hall took the unusual step of apologizing to Muni staff for the disparaging comments towards them made by a fellow Assembly member in an email.
Multiple sources familiar with the situation say these attacks on the integrity of the Municipal Clerk and Municipal Attorney over the LGBT ordinance lead to the mass resignation from Demboskiâ€™s committee.