Anchorage Republican Sen. Natasha von Imhof announced on Tuesday evening that she won’t seek re-election or election any other office this year, explaining that she plans to take time off from politics to focus on her family “for the foreseeable future.”
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“In a heads-up race against Senator von Imhof I feel I would have had a great chance at winning. It would have been an epic campaign. But in a three-way race the path is not there.”
While there’s good news for legislators who narrowly trailed on election night, the window is fast closing for others.
The administration just isn’t offering any recommendations on how to make what would be incredibly unpopular cuts.
If legislators won’t surrender on education funding, the governor’s threatening to withhold school funding until a hypothetical lawsuit is resolved.
Some legislators walked away feeling that no economic analysis had been done before the budget was submitted to the Legislature.
State Senator-elect Natasha Von Imhof faces up to $17K in fines after an Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) staff investigation found she failed to report some business interests in Public Official Finance Disclosures (POFD).
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.
Two active primary races, inculding a vigorous three-way contest for the Rs, make this race hard to predict. We give it a shot.
Here are five quick takeaways the rest of the media missed on candidate filing day