To start things off we’re going to resurrect the Soapy Smith Awards, once given by our delightful forerunner The Alaska Ear in the old days of the Anchorage Daily News. As the Ear would describe it, “Soapy Smith Award — a citation for dubious achievement, named in honor of Skagway’s Gold Rush con man and all-around scoundrel.”
Nageak for the write-in, Munoz for Finance Co-Chair, and Higgins for war hero. It’s MONDAY in the Sun!!!!
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi on Thursday overturned the results of the Democratic primary in Alaska’s northernmost House district, declaring incumbent Rep. Ben Nageak the winner by two votes instead of challenger Dean Westlake.
Glass houses, new jobs, and the candidate merry-go-round. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
The source of Downing’s hate, Dems sell out, literally, and the Alaska Family Council hits tough times. It’s Friday in the Sun!
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.
Nees takes on the GOP establishment, the race for speaker heats up, and Ted Stevens Day is here. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Now that all of the candidates for State House have filed we can take a look at which races will have the greatest impact on how the State House organizes its leadership for the next two-year session. Are we likely to see the continued reign of a Republican majority or do the Democrats have a chance of taking control?
Sullivan gets a dressing down, disloyal Dems get primaried, and the un-Alaskan Ross Bieling. It’s Friday in the Sun!