Whenever any national election comes to Alaska they tend to be long on explanations as to why Americans should vote for their guy (or gal), but short on reasons why Alaskans actually should. This morning a Bernie supporter named Malena Marvin of Petersberg sent me her take on why Alaskans should support her chosen candidate, Bernie Sanders.
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.
Alarmed by the harsh attacks and negative tone of their presidential contest, broad majorities of Republican primary voters view their party as divided and a source of embarrassment and think that the campaign is more negative than in the past, according to a New York Times/CBS News national poll released on Monday.
Our friend Ivan Moore over at Alaska Survey Research posted this article today. It says Alaskans are describing themselves less as conservatives and more as moderates and progressives.
With the prospect of new state income and/or sales taxes on the horizon, can we really endure a Tax Cap loophole that would have allowed property taxes to increase up to 50% MORE than they are today?
; Are you an Alaska Democrat and depressed at the idea of having to give your support to Hilary Clinton or Bernie Sanders at the…
One Anchorage firefighterâ€™s union is getting into the Anchorage municipal elections in a big way. The International Association of Fire Fighters – Local 1264 PAC has purchased $30,000 worth of ads on local radio stations to support assembly candidates Forrest Dunbar, Eric Croft, and John Weddleton.
A challenger emerges for Don Young, Anti-Demboski fervor fizzles, and Ruedrich has a bad week. Its Friday in the Sun!
Here is a release from the Alaska Republican Party saying they are giving the delegates Marco Rubio won in their Presidential Preference Poll to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz because Rubio has “dropped out” of the race. But did he? The Midnight Sun’s understanding is that Rubio suspended rather than ended his campaign.
; This morning the Hillary Clinton campaign released what they’re calling a “detailed policy proposal to advance equity and opportunity for all Alaskans.” Here is…