In our December 4th episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss this week’s Palin vs. Trump fight, whether any of the Alaskans vying to be the next Secretary of Interior have a real shot at the job, and the taxi industry reform ordinance the Anchorage Assembly will be hearing Tuesday night. In addition, incoming House Minority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett stops by for an in-depth discussion of Alaska’s fiscal policy and the impact of 15 freshmen legislators will have this year.
The Pew Research Center, of whom we’re huge fans, put out some interesting post-election survey numbers today we feel are worth a gander.
Both of Alaska’s senators have had their issues with President-elect Donald Trump over the course of this election cycle. A big question facing Alaskans is now that the votes have been counted and heated campaign rhetoric is over, would they be willing to set aside any differences and work with Trump?
The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Assemblyman and former Alaska congressional candidate Forrest Dunbar to discuss the biggest takeaways from the 2016 general elections in Alaska, what a Trump victory means for The Last Frontier, and whether split power between Democrats and Republicans in the legislature and Independent Governor Bill Walker will work.
What DOE doesn’t know, Lyman in trouble, and the AKGOP welcomes Millerites back.
With a week left until election day, there are signs national democrats are gaining confidence that Steve Lindbeck is within striking distance of beating long-time Alaska Rep. Don Young (R).
Pollster Craciun Research today released a new poll showing Democrat Hillary Clinton with 47-43 lead over Republican Donald Trump in Alaska.
Thursday night Washington U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D) popped into Anchorage for a quick visit. It was a low profile appearance for a Senator who could have a could have a huge impact on the future of our state. If Democrats retake control of the Senate, Cantwell would be positioned to replace Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski as Chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee giving her great sway over the resource issues that largely drive Alaska’s economy and unique lifestyle.
The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Alaska AFL-CIO Director of Operations Joelle Hall to discuss some of Alaska’s most interesting legislative races and the issues at play in them.
This week we discuss the endangered Alaska incumbent, voter enthusiasm in Alaska, campaign messages we’re hearing, and what the labor movement can learn from Donald Trump.
New polling numbers provided exclusively to The Midnight Sun by the Alaska Democratic Party show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie in Alaska.