July 2016

Cruz Shocks Nation, May Reflect Alaska Faith Based Voters

It was a shocking moment, but delegates shouldn’t have been shocked by the comments themselves.

At least the Alaska delegates shouldn’t. They have been hearing them, complete with a non-endorsement, from the faith-based wing of their own state party.

Sweeter Look Into Juneau Candidates’ APOC Reports

According to new campaign finance disclosure reports, Rep. Cathy Muñoz is enjoying the support of some of Juneau’s dentists, while her electoral opponent, Justin Parish, reported his biggest expense was a dentist’s devil: candy and snacks to pass out at Juneau’s Fourth of July Parade.

APOC Reports Top 10s

Here is a list of the campaigns that raised the most money in this reporting period that ran from February 1 of this year through July 15. This list is dominated by non-incumbents. New candidates are more likely to be embroiled in primary fights and are unencumbered by legislative ethics rules that hamper incumbents from fundraising during regular and special legislative sessions.