State Politics

What Local Elections Say About The November Elections

Heading into yesterday’s local elections across Alaska, the general feeling among most of the 49th state’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.


Don’t Hate Me TV Ad Game Begins

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.



Dems Line Up Against Walker On PFD Veto

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.




Everyone Is Taking The Wrong Lesson From Monday’s Election Hearing

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.




Democrats Take Aim At Munoz

Growing public outrage at Juneau Rep. Cathy Munoz’ decision to send letters of support for two defendants in child sex abuse cases could jeopardize her once seemingly inevitable re-election bid.