It’s the latest local implementation of Janus v. AFSCME.
Beltrami said there’s been a lot of support waiting on the sidelines.
A two-way race gives Walker–or Begich–a better shot at winning in November.
Both will need union support if they hope to win the governor’s race.
What DOE doesn’t know, Lyman in trouble, and the AKGOP welcomes Millerites back.
In part 2 we discuss the state of individual state house and state senate races.
The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Ivan Moore of Alaska Survey Research and Matt Larkin of Dittman Research to discuss some of Alaska’s most interesting legislative races and the issues at play in them.
In June, we looked at how Democrats could wrest power from Republicans in the State Senate, or at least create a bipartisan coalition.
The short version of that story is that, yes, there is a potential path for Democrats to have a role in senate leadership. It requires them winning at least two seats currently held by Republicans and getting at least three more to jump ship and organize with them, letâ€™s not pretend it is the most likely of scenarios. But it is plausible.
Candidates for state office had until midnight last night to file their last major financial disclosure (7 Day Reports) with the Alaska Public Offices Commission before the election on Tuesday. These reports detail all donations made to campaigns during a three-week span between the end of the 30 Day Report period on October 8 and the 7 Day Report period ending on October 29.
If you ask anyone involved in campaigns which races they think are in play, you are only going to get a version of the truth…