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Gubernatorial race may attract national money

...Governors Association exists to support Republican candidates for governor and spends money in accordance with state campaign finance laws," said spokesman Rob Van Raaphorst. "Historically, we spent money in Alaska, but we evaluate each race...
Critics: APOC too slow on election investigations

...Last month, Republicans charged the Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, violated state campaign finance laws when she took a three-hour fund-raising cruise around Prince William Sound. Earlier this month, Democrats...
Times, conservation groups target of campaign complaints

...while claiming those were "independent expenditures." That type of spending is not limited, according to state campaign finance laws, if the group does not coordinate spending with the candidates. Groups may contribute no more than $1,000...
APOC weighs in on campaign finance question

...S. Supreme Court case and other federal court decisions have cast doubt on the constitutionality of many state campaign finance laws."Under these circumstances, APOC has the discretion to issue an advisory opinion stating APOC will not pursue...
Supreme Court won't hear anti-abortion group's case

...JUNEAU - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an Alaska anti-abortion group's challenge that state campaign finance laws violate its constitutional right to free speech. Sound off on the important issues at That means the Alaska...
Consultants playing key role in Murkowski, Ulmer campaigns

...commissioners Jim Duncan and Ed Flanagan and Office of Management and Budget Director Annalee McConnell have each given the campaign $1,000, to name a few. That is the maximum possible amount allowed under state campaign finance laws.
Alaska Editorial: Tighten disclosure law, not campaign contributions

...petition-gathering effort, voters in 2006, or the Legislature possibly sooner, will get a chance to roll back state campaign finance law passed in 2003 by Alaska lawmakers. Who is sponsoring the effort? Democratic legislators Harry Crawford, Eric...
Alaska editorial: Alaska must quickly resolve allegations against campaigns

...unrealistic. The Alaska Public Offices Commission also found the Republican Governors Association had violated state campaign finance law in running television commercials on behalf of Gov. Palin's candidacy. Good decisions but not timely enough...
Campaign finance reform intitiative falls short

JUNEAU - Backers of an initiative to reform state campaign finance laws did not get enough signatures to get the measure on this year's ballot. Organizers are confident enough names will be gathered...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Election filing period begins Monday 8/16/98

...little complicated right now, said Chris Ellingson, candidate coordinator with APOC. Recent challenges to state campaign finance laws will require candidates and administrators to reacquaint themselves with 1996 laws, as well as with changes...


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