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Candidates in governor's race join forces

...minority leader, did not attend the news conference. French released a written statement he gave to the Democratic Party chair to read to the central committee that begins with his belief that public service is an opportunity to make the world...
Alaska Democratic Party slams Rep. Holmes for switch

...switching her party affiliation to Republican."Rep. Holmes has deceived the voters of her district," Democratic Party chair-elect Mike Wenstrup said in a statement issued after Holmes announced that she changed her party registration...
Primary to set tone for November races

...Republicans hold leadership positions, including president and majority leader, some GOP members, including the state party chair, want to break up the coalition. For some of this year's GOP challengers, trying to cast themselves as the more...
Palin names three to Senate seat

...was new - Alan Wilson, a Juneau contractor. "This is getting ridiculous," said Kim Metcalfe, Juneau Democratic Party chair. "Just when you think things can't get any stranger, they get stranger," said Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage...
Palin denies saying Begich should resign

...Department of Justice dropped the charges against Stevens, Palin had said she agreed with a call by Alaska Republican Party Chair Randy Ruedrich that Begich should resign so a special election could be held. The same day, she told the Empire something...
Sea Party launches first pro Measure 2 TV commercial

...pleased Alaskans have stepped up their support to the extent we can afford to advertise on television," Alaska Sea Party Chair Bruce Botelho said. "Ours has always been a genuinely grassroots, volunteer operation, and we expected to mount...
Ramras touts support for Juneau as capital

...he said. In Juneau, Ramras talked of his support for the capital, and met with local Republicans, including Party Chair Ben Brown and businessman and former commissioner Bill Corbus. "I'm for keeping the capital in Juneau in perpetuity...
Empire editorial: Parnell keeps his word when Obama stops in Alaska

...changed. Before Air Force One had even crossed into the next time zone, criticism of Parnell began. Alaska Democratic Party Chair Patti Higgins was among the first to sound off. "We are talking about the President of the United States coming to...
Quorum shortfall shows deep rift in Alaska GOP

...which would have allowed participants to vote on convention resolutions.Barring a change in the rules, Ruedrich, the party chair since 2000, will remain in that role until early next year, after elections that could determine whether the state...
Message to Lisa: Clam up chowder ads

...period. Incidentally, I am a registered Independent, having left the Republican Party years ago when the Alaska party chair, in a fit of testosterone overload, decided whom Republicans could vote for in the primaries - grrr. Bottom line...


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