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.
Disagreement and discourse about policy and political philosophy is part of a healthy democracy, but any politician willing to flagrantly take on or abandon principles in order to chase a result is simply being dishonest.
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.
Off in a corner being quiet.
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.”
Pebble’s parent company says Collier “embellished” his relationship with Alaska’s elected officials.
When he opposed Merrick Garland on “principle” in 2016, it was really because he was not a Republican.
“He’s gonna try to ride out the election and remain quiet,” the execs said of U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan.