Republican Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell indicated Monday that he is moving closer to a run for the United States Senate now that Gov. Sean Parnell has ruled himself out of that race.
The new star of Alaska's Republican Party lit up Juneau during a campaign visit to the capital this weekend.
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Alaska Republican Party Chair Randy Ruedrich said he's been working on redistricting non-stop for months, trying to draft a map of state legislative districts which will protect Alaska Native influence in the Alaska Legislature. "To be respectful of the wishes of the Alaska Native people, I believe, is mandatory," he said.
Rifle through a stack of tea party candidate resumes, and Joe Miller's will stand out.
America's oldest governor says that he's ready to take on four more years. Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski said Friday he and his wife Nancy decided together to finish the job he left the U.S. Senate four years ago to do.
In the 2002 gubernatorial election, Frank Murkowski captured 6,499 votes (42 percent) in the capital.
"Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism, Integrity and Abilities of William H. Seward, of New York, I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him to be Secretary of State of the United States."
Alaska's new Sen. Murkowski, who is a member of our Alaska Federation of Republican Women, comes to the U.S. Senate with years of involvement in the Alaska State House and Republican organizations.
Some Alaska lawmakers who are tired of the state's court-ordered leniency on marijuana possession say it's time to fire some heavy artillery at the state's judiciary.
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