The main media attention focused on the censure and withdrawal of party support for three Republican legislators who have organized with Democrats in the State House. That may be the sexy headline for mass consumption, but we here at The Midnight Sun prefer to dig deeper into the political ramifications from such a gathering that may go largely undocumented by the mainstream media.
Bye Bye Jeff, Leg staff on the move, and Steele back in the game. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
Begich up for a big gig, write-in madness sweeps the Mat-Su, and GCI tries to make amends.
From the reports submitted so far, we have compiled some interesting tidbits of what they tell us about candidates, campaigns, and groups influencing the election.
Iâ€™ve talked to about a dozen politicos in the past two days; Valley legislators, lobbyists, political consultants, and pollsters. They all say some version of the same thing â€˜seems close, but who the hell knows.â€™
We know you are thirsty for donation details, so here are some quick hits on things we noticed:
The 30-day filing period ended on July 15, but campaigns and groups have until July 18 (Monday) to file their reports. Most wait until the last minute to file, but some already have.
Here are a few things we can already glean from those early filers.
Nees takes on the GOP establishment, the race for speaker heats up, and Ted Stevens Day is here. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Wednesday, the Mat-Su Business Alliance held a legislative candidate forum and had a pretty great showing of candidates.
Now that all of the candidates for State House have filed we can take a look at which races will have the greatest impact on how the State House organizes its leadership for the next two-year session. Are we likely to see the continued reign of a Republican majority or do the Democrats have a chance of taking control?