Judge Guidi’s partisan bias, new race polling, and more NRA drama. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!!
Based on how these three primary races are unfolding and the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) 30-day financial reports from campaigns, TMS is calling all three as likely or solid to go to one of the candidates.
Nees takes on the GOP establishment, the race for speaker heats up, and Ted Stevens Day is here. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Poll shows Alaskans support gun control, Pruitt makes his play, and Nees fights with the AKGOP…again. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
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?
Historians are fond of saying the War of 1812 turned the United States from an â€œareâ€ to an â€œis.â€ The election of new Chairman Tuckerman Babcock may be doing the same thing for the Alaska Republican Party (AKGOP).
In the last few days, two Alaska State House Representatives have attracted primary opponents.
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.
East Anchorage Representative Lance Pruitt took to email Wednesday to get in one last plea for campaign donations before the end of the year. While not mentioning anyone by name, Pruitt made clear he thinks the he knows who his opponent will be â€œ…a former legislator has filed a letter of intent, and while they have not clarified if it is for the House of Senate it is likely they will seek the House seat.â€
State records show developer Mark Pfeffe donated heavily to elected decision makers while pursuing a deal to renovate the Legislative Information Office.