Gov. Mike Dunleavy is a notable exception among Republicans, saying in an interview earlier this month that he will not advise Alaskans to vote for or against the convention. Despite that stance, Dunleavy voiced many of the talking points espoused by the new vote-yes group.
In very broad strokes, Democrats and progressive independents hold advantages in every race that’s competitive.
Critics estimate the convention would cost between $17 million and $20 million.
Sixteen other names are on the ballot. When asked who the fourth candidate will be, most political insiders didn’t know or hadn’t given it much thought. But a few names float to the top.
“The more it looks like you’re just trying to send your kid to private school and get subsidized by the state, I think that’s when you start getting into unconstitutional territory,” said Deputy Attorney General Cori Mills, who wrote the opinion.
Nearly half of all the money that came into the gubernatorial race came from contributions that would have exceeded the defunct campaign contribution limits.