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First Thoughts APOC Thirty Day Reports

We are still pouring over the latest batch of Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) reports that were required to be submitted last night by midnight. Those reports, called 30-Day reports, cover donations from August 7- October 7 and are filed 30-days before election day.






Can Democrats Take Power In The State House Next Year?

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?




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.