I always “vote fish” because to me that means voting for healthy oceans and thriving coastal communities. And I always vote for the person, not a party and my voting record reflects that. In more than 30 years as a radio/print reporter for Alaska’s seafood industry, I have never publicly endorsed a candidate.
The race is still far, far from a lock—it was recently upgraded to “leans Republican” by the Cook Political Report—but Harstad outlines several positive points for Gross in his memo.
“Coward,” said his opponent Al Gross.
A statement from the pollster accompanying the results notes that Republicans have been regularly in Alaska underperforming in recent years and that this year’s presidential election may be a boon to Gross.
“I’m against Pebble Mine and would do everything I could to veto the permitting of the Pebble Mine,” Gross said. “Once and for all this project needs to go away.”
When he opposed Merrick Garland on “principle” in 2016, it was really because he was not a Republican.
Harris’ endorsement, like others, focuses on Gross’ career as a doctor.
“As President, I will do what President Trump has failed to do: listen to the scientists and experts to protect Bristol Bay — and all it offers to Alaska, our country, and the world.”
Gross has outraised Sullivan every quarter since entering the race.
Every statewide Republican on the ballot is underwater with their approval rating, but it’s looking really bad for the one Republican not on the ballot this year.