Yesterday, I received an oversized postcard from the Alaska Republicans, Inc. It was headed: "Obamacare has been a headache for Alaska's families, especially our seniors." It went on to blame President Obama and Mark Begich.
The recent boondoggle with the Anchorage legislative office remodel is appalling enough by itself, however, it also represents a much greater issue with this legislature. Members of that body are elected to act in the best interests of Alaska.
...Saturday, when statewide delegates will declare their presidential preferences and elect national delegates. The Republican Party of Alaska launched its three-day gathering Thursday in Soldotna and also will select national delegates on Saturday...
Gov. Frank Murkowski's gubernatorial campaign did not collect more than the $20,000 allowed from out-of-state contributors, the Alaska Public Offices Commission ruled on Thursday. But the then-candidate for governor did violate state campaign laws by failing to list the occupation of several donors who gave more than $100. As a penalty, the commission waived a $1,480 fine and plans to send a letter of admonition.
The state has reached a settlement with GOP Chairman Randy Ruedrich on charges that he violated state ethics law while working as a member of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
...Don Young, as well as interest groups such as the National Rifle Association, The Christian Coalition and the Republican Party of Alaska. Arthur Hackney headed the Anchorage-based political and commercial media firm Hackney, Hackney and Smith...
...a driving under the influence charge against Nick Stepovich. Stepovich, 45, is District 10 chairman of the Republican Party of Alaska and owner of Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant. His name also was recently put forward by Rep. Jim Whitaker...
Republican Party of Alaska officials want you - provided, of course, that you are like them. The state Republican Party has begun targeted mailings to registered Libertarians, Republican Moderates and members of the Alaskan Independence Party encouraging them to switch their party affiliation.
Alaskans confused about the state's new primary election system should consider a few facts before deciding whether they like it or not.
The new voting structure for Alaska primary elections, requiring voters to choose a ballot from one of six political parties, could leave as many as 4,000 followers of the Baha'i faith without a voice in the August election. The Baha'i faith, which stresses equality, unity and an individual search for truth, prohibits involvement in partisan politics. There are about 200 Baha'i members in Juneau and 4,000 in Alaska, representatives of the faith said.
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