Alaskans Turn Against Both Parties as Local Democrats Embrace an Independent Candidate

By: Friday September 12, 2014 11:35 am

The number of Alaskans who identify with either major party has reached a new low. From Gallup: This is particularly interesting in light of the fact that recently Democrats in the state abandoned their own bid for governor to instead back an independent Bill Walker. That move turned what should of been a easy victory [...]

How Bad Election Rules Gave Us a Weird Fusion Ticket in Alaska Governor’s Race

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 3:17 pm

The biggest political news of the day comes from the Alaska. There the Independent candidate for governor, Bill Walker, and the Democratic candidate, Byron Mallott, decided to merge their campaign to give them the best chance of beating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Walker will run for governor with Mallot as his running mate. From the Alaska [...]

How Marijuana Legalization Could End up Saving Democratic Control of the Senate

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 12:18 pm

Thanks to a strange series of coincidences marijuana legalization could now be what helps Democrats narrowly maintain control of the Senate — even though not one Senate Democrat is willing to publicly support this popular change yet.

What is More Pathetic? Don Young “Wetback” Edition

By: Friday March 29, 2013 10:56 am

During a radio interview Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) referred to Hispanic farmworkers as “wetbacks.” Young quickly offered an apology that was not technically even an apology. Young claims that he used the term only because he didn’t know it was offensive. From KTUU: “During a sit down interview with Ketchikan Public Radio this week, I [...]

Mormons Continue to Deliver for Romney in Critical Way

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 1:09 pm

Mitt Romney likely has the LDS community to thank for two of his six wins in yesterday’s Super Tuesday. While there are now entrance polls to verify this fact based on past voting patterns, it is very likely that the Mormon vote is what propelled Romney to both his big win in the Idaho caucus [...]

Super Tuesday Primary Primer

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 12:42 pm

Today is the all important Super Tuesday. Ten states with nearly 20 percent of the total delegates are voting in the Republican presidential primary: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. The Battle Ground States: Ohio and Tennessee Two big battlegrounds states, Ohio and Tennessee, will likely get the most [...]

Romney’s Big Built in Advantages on Super Tuesday

By: Friday March 2, 2012 10:37 am

Next week is the all-important Super Tuesday, the single biggest day on the Republican Presidential primary calendar. There will be ten states voting that day: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. For very different reasons, in three of these ten states Mitt Romney has such built-in advantages he should win [...]

AK Sen: Write-In Incumbent Lisa Murkowski Declared Winner

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 6:51 pm

Today, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski made history by becoming the first person in over 50 years to win a write-in campaign for the US Senate. Murkowski beat both her Democratic opponent, Scott McAdams, who came in third, and her Republican opponent, Joe Miller, who came in second, to win re-election. According to NPR: It took [...]

AK Sen: Write-In Candidate Lisa Murkowski Takes Lead

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 10:37 am

In the Alaska, sitting Senator and write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski has taken the lead over Republican nominee Joe Miller in her attempt to retain her post despite losing her party’s primary. And with thousands of write-in ballots still to be counted, Murkowski seems poised to pull it off: The Murkowski campaign is all but claiming [...]

CNN/Time Poll of AK, CA, FL, IL: Miller, Boxer, Brown, Rubio Up; Tight Races in Obama’s Backyard

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 10:10 pm

CNN/Time Opinion Research is out with their latest round of polling for Alaska, California, Florida, and Illinois. In the three-way Senate races in Alaska and Florida, the Democratic nominees are in third place. But there is good news for Democrats from California, where Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown continue to gain momentum just as vote [...]

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