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Dunbar: 'I believe in local governance'

...Continuing to develop our North Slope oil and natural gas would be a big priority for me. Laying the groundwork for (campaign finance) reform would absolutely be a huge priority. Part of that is also term limits, which the Alaskan people are very...
Letter: Constitution - Smon-stitution: Who Cares? will give you pause for thought (and hopefully action) in these times of grid-lock, rigidity in thinking, campaign finance and "participatory democracy" (oh, what a splendid concept)."Participatory Democracy" is not for the faint...
Begich outlines campaign finance proposals

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich on Friday proposed changes to federal campaign finance laws, including requiring the top three contributors to candidates or third-party groups be identified in ads.In laying out...
Begich votes for campaign finance measure

JUNEAU - A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at big spending in campaigns has failed in the U.S. Senate. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich voted for the measure Thursday. He also was a co-sponsor. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski did not vote.
Alaska Editorial: Senate event sees meaningful contrasts among contenders.

...improper funding outside the state might make for a good attack ad, but we'd rather see substantive debate over campaign finance reform than one-liners meant to get quick applause.There's still a good amount of time left before the primary...
Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

...political speech across mediums including books if any of the funding came from corporations.The McCain-Feingold campaign finance law being challenged only banned corporate spending for electioneering activity on "broadcast, cable and satellite...
Alaska Editorial: 'Alaska Agreement' good theory, flawed practice a political gambit rather than a true effort at campaign finance reform. Both Sullivan and Begich will be able to...Sullivan's unwillingness to support limits on campaign finance in races other than his own.
Senate candidates weigh in on outside money

...spending would have, whether they would refuse backing from outside groups and what they'd do as a senator to address campaign finance laws. Their responses have been edited for length.Sen. Mark Begich, first-term incumbent: "Independent...
Crossroads books $20M in ads for 6 Senate races

...cumulative $11 million since January 2013.Crossroads GPS does not have to disclose its finances because under campaign finance rules it is considered nonpartisan and nonprofit.Crossroads spent heavily on races in 2012 and came up short...
Sullivan proposes no unclaimed ads

...Sullivan, who has raised more money than Begich since entering the race last year.In the most recent quarterly campaign finance reports, which included figures up to March 31, Begich had $2.8 million in the bank and Sullivan's campaign...


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