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.
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 weâ€™re sure to get terribly wrong.
Are you searching for the place to see and be seen on election night in Anchorage? Here is a quick rundown of the election night events happening around the city.
The Alaska Family Council this morning sent out an email endorsing three candidates in Anchorage Assembly races: Adam Trombley, Amy Demboski, and Treg Taylor.
The latest APOC reports are out for Anchorage’s spring elections and they give us pretty good clues about who’s contending, who’s pretending, who’s hoping to get paid, and who’s putting their members’ money where their mouths are.
This weekend a robocall saying it was paid for by the Alaska Republican Party encouraged voters who had requested an absentee ballot application for the April 5th municipal election to vote for a host of candidates depending on where they lived. Among those who the Party did not include in their list of endorsed candidates were registered Republican candidates Assemblywoman Amy Demboski and school board candidate David Nees
South Anchorage Assembly candidate Treg Taylor posted his first campaign ad online this morning.
One campaign appears to be coalescing into the â€œestablishmentâ€ Republican choice.
If the race dynamics remain as they are today, and I wouldnâ€™t bet the house on it, Weddleton receives all left of center support, Schimscheimer plays for the pro-business crowd, Taylor is the social conservative candidate, and Bunde casts herself as the fiscal conservative.