The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Ivan Moore of Alaska Survey Research and Matt Larkin of Dittman Research to discuss some of Alaska’s most interesting legislative races and the issues at play in them.
In June, we looked at how Democrats could wrest power from Republicans in the State Senate, or at least create a bipartisan coalition.
The short version of that story is that, yes, there is a potential path for Democrats to have a role in senate leadership. It requires them winning at least two seats currently held by Republicans and getting at least three more to jump ship and organize with them, letâ€™s not pretend it is the most likely of scenarios. But it is plausible.
If you ask anyone involved in campaigns which races they think are in play, you are only going to get a version of the truth…
Op research keeps dropping, the GOP says Joe is like Hillary, and leg organization rumors are flowing. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
A fair warning, we are about to examine some really, really early absentee ballot return numbers in Alaska. Political analysts on both sides of the aisle have warned us about taking too much from them and so we pass that caution on to you. However, if you are like us, you just need to know what those numbers say anyway, right?
We are still pouring over the latest batch of Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) reports that were required to be submitted last night by midnight. Those reports, called 30-Day reports, cover donations from August 7- October 7 and are filed 30-days before election day.
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.
Begich up for a big gig, write-in madness sweeps the Mat-Su, and GCI tries to make amends.
We know you are thirsty for donation details, so here are some quick hits on things we noticed:
Today weâ€™re looking at how elections this fall could sway power in the State Senate. We previously wrote an article on the situation in the State House. Check it out here if you havenâ€™t already.