The Democratic and independent candidates discuss issues including bycatch, workforce development and mariculture — and criticize the absent incumbent.
Nearly half of all the money that came into the gubernatorial race came from contributions that would have exceeded the defunct campaign contribution limits.
cuts and a lack of job opportunity they lose hope. 20,000 more people have left Alaska under the current Governor than have moved here. Too many of our neighbors don’t see a bright Alaska future anymore.
They’re the only Democratic ticket in a race that has drawn several Republican tickets and a former governor.
“We’re on top of this. We’ve always been on top of this,” said Gov. Mike Dunleavy as he downplayed the severity of the pandemic, noting that more people have died from other non-covid causes.
“I want a brighter future, not a state people have been leaving for a record four years in a row. We can do better than the loss of thousands of good-paying jobs, closed small businesses and less opportunity to succeed.”
Obligatory: The 2022 election in Alaska will be unprecedented with the brand-new combination of open primaries and ranked-choice voting on the books as well as a court ruling that just took the state’s contribution limits off the books.
Gara doesn’t have a running mate at this point, but said he’s looking to form a ticket that represents Alaska.
Gara, who left the Legislature after not seeking re-election in 2018, set his sights on Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy in his announcement this afternoon.
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