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Muni Election Post Mortum

After a few days have passed in order to let the election results settle out, now is a good time to look at what we can take away from what happened Tuesday.


What I Know…I Think: Election Day Predictions

To the average citizen this is a day to perform that most hallowed of democratic traditions, the trek to the polling place. For many campaign veterans and activists this is a day to throw on a few extra layers, round up volunteers, and hit the street corners to wave signs for your favorite candidate and then hit the bar for a few drinks as results roll in..

For us at The Midnight Sun this is a day to dig into the numbers, dust off the Ouija Board, and make a few predictions on the results that we’re sure to get terribly wrong.




Croft Mailer Bashes Trombley and Perman

Candidate for Assembly from West Anchorage Eric Croft spent a lot of time and energy amassing a campaign bankroll of over $100,000, a huge amount by Assembly candidate standards. Now it appears he is deploying it against his opponents.



6 Things That Latest Fundraising Numbers Tell Us

The latest round of campaign finance disclosures are out, and they matter. A lot. Candidates, parties, and flacks are all full o’ 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.



Friday in the Sun!!! (Jan 29)

Who is Mark Schimscheimer, where is Tony Hopfinger, when will we see LGBT rights repealers, and how will legislators find a way out of voting for new revenues? Its Friday in the Sun!!!!!


Friday In The Sun (Nov 6)

Walker poised to ax another Parnell guy, Perman and Croft continue to wrestle in West Anchorage, and the South Anchorage races get going. Its Friday in the Sun!!!!!