Heading into yesterdayâ€™s local elections across Alaska, the general feeling among most of the 49th stateâ€™s politicos was that we should expect a pretty low turnout in the November elections. The idea is that the massive unpopularity of both major presidential candidates, the negativity of their campaigns, and depressing state budget and economic news would lead a lot of people to just not participate in state elections.
According to an email from Vince Beltrami’s campaign this afternoon, his campaign has released their first TV spot. It is a typical political ad of the humanize/inoculate variety intended to make the candidate a warm personality rather than a distant political character.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has released their 2016 endorsements in Alaska races and there are a few surprises.
Alaska Democrats appear to have found what they think is a winning position on a winning issue for the upcoming November elections. They are now the positioning themselves as the only protectors of your PFD left out there.
As the Alaska LNG project continues to transition to State leadership, Governor Bill Walker today announced three appointments to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors.
This is one of those stories that is crazy no matter which way it goes.
The legislative hearing he oversaw was called to look into irregularities at Alaska polling places during the August 16th primary election. There was blame to be laid, but unfortunately, Stoltze and company were, so hell bent on selling the Trump-ish narrative that the system is rigged to rouse the conservative base by merely speaking of voting irregularities that they completely missed the rightful criticism that overseer of elections Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott deserves.
The bottom line is Grennâ€™s path to a victory in November just got a lot wider.
How wide is that path? Lets dig into the numbers.
This evening The Midnight Sun has received a press release from the Alaska Democratic Partyâ€™s candidate for State House District 22 Ed Cullinane saying he has filed a letter with the Alaska Division of Elections withdrawing from the race.
Growing public outrage at Juneau Rep. Cathy Munozâ€™ decision to send letters of support for two defendants in child sex abuse cases could jeopardize her once seemingly inevitable re-election bid.