This is the second mailer paid for by the Alaska Republican Party (ARP) in the last week attempting to tie the circumstances surrounding Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Miller’s departure from the Fairbanks North Star Borough in 2008 to the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to store emails while she was Secretary of State.
Nageak for the write-in, Munoz for Finance Co-Chair, and Higgins for war hero. It’s MONDAY in the Sun!!!!
Op research keeps dropping, the GOP says Joe is like Hillary, and leg organization rumors are flowing. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Evaluating these mailers to see what the party’s key messages are against Miller is interesting enough. It can reveal where they think Miller is vulnerable, what voters the ARP thinks they can peel away from him, and any number of other insights into their thinking us political junkies might find interesting.
Miller, however, gave us quite a gift on Monday. As part of his press conference attacking the ARP for alleged financial improprieties, Miller showed a series of mailers the ARP did in 2010 supporting him as the party’s nominated candidate and attacking then write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski.
This is a rarity, normally when we score political attacks, one side is clearly the attacker and one side clearly the target. In this case, we have more of an exchange of fire as the Alaska Republican Party and Libertarian candidate for US Senate, Joe Miller traded similar â€œfinancial irregularityâ€ charges against one another. Deciding who actually came out the winner might be more complicated to sort out.
This day also marks the zenith of October Surprise season. In case you havenâ€™t noticed it, campaigns, independent expenditure groups, and political parties over the last few days have begun airing their opposition research files and have unleashed scathing attacks on their opponents.
Don talks Donald and secession, The Governor shows up, and campaign dirty tricks abound. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!!
Here is a round-up of the campaign radio ads we heard on Monday. Feel free to tell us which is you think is the best/worst in the comment section below.
Two new ads released by his campaign in the last week show a nuanced strategy in the final three weeks of his run for U.S. Senate that might surprise the casual observer and validate Millerâ€™s â€œcloserâ€ reputation .
Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) launched a statewide radio ad buy in Alaska to recognize Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for her leadership to support clean energy solutions in the U.S. Senate. According to a press release from the group, this is the first of two planned radio ad buys in Alaska that will tot