One Anchorage firefighterâ€™s union is getting into the Anchorage municipal elections in a big way. The International Association of Fire Fighters – Local 1264 PAC has purchased $30,000 worth of ads on local radio stations to support assembly candidates Forrest Dunbar, Eric Croft, and John Weddleton.
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.