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.
The primary election was fun, and lively, and entertaining, but is also now in the books. Now we turn our attention to the general election in November. Here is a quick primer on what weâ€™re watching.
As the fog of campaign war transitioned into shell shock (unless you believed most of our predictions and analysis) by the sight of several stunning incumbent losses, every politico in the state is straining with furled brow to understand just what messages to take from Tuesday night.
Here is a roundup of what we saw and heard on the last day before the election.
This is a repeat of the Democratic primary from two years ago when Rep. Ben Nageak beat Dean Westlake 53%-47%. In that race Nageak took Barrow, they split Kotzebue, and Westlake took many of the outlying areas.
This time around, Nageak looks to be in trouble, big trouble.
Four-term incumbent Rep. Bob Herron looks to be in a real fight to return for a fifth. He faces challenger Zach Fansler.
; House District 30 (Kenai-Soldotna) Republican Primary ; A four-way fracas to replace retiring Rep. Kurt Olson featuring Kenai City Manager Rick Koch, Soldotna City…
This Republican primary pits incumbent Rep. Lora Reinbold against challenger and former Anchorage School Board member Crystal Kennedy. A classic tale of the establishment versus ideological purist. The twist here is the purist is the incumbent and Republican Party endorsed Reinbold while the establishment candidate is the challenger Kennedy.
; Senate Seat F (Palmer/Chugiak/Fairview) Republican Primary The seat bridges the area between Chugiak and the Palmer-Wasilla area. It is an open seat by virtue…
The interesting race in House District 31 is the Republican primary. It comes down to a basic mathematical question: Are two challengers one too many for either to get enough votes to take out the incumbent.