With the the headquarters opening, the campaign has moved into a more active phase. General messaging has begun and a ground game is being developed. This is the time in a campaign when outsiders can start to get a sense of what that campaign is about, beyond simply getting their guy or gal elected.
This morning, the campaign announced Sen. Murkowskiâ€™s latest fundraising result: her reelection campaign has $3.1 million cash-on-hand. This effort, including over $570,000 raised during the fourth quarter, represents a new and historic fundraising record for any Alaskan holding public office in a non-election year. In total, Murkowski raised nearly $3.3 million in 2015.