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Sitka elects McConnell mayor; Wrangell race too close to call

...elections in Southeast Alaska are far from unheard of.Sitka Mayor Cheryl Westover was elected in 2010 over former Wasilla Mayor John Stein by just two votes.But this year, in a three-way race, Assembly Member Mim McConnell convincingly defeated...
Knowles seeks return to governor's office

...against Murkowski in the Republican primary are former legislator and Fairbanks businessman John Binkley and former Wasilla mayor Sarah Palin. Andrew Halcro is running as an independent.
Gubernatorial race may attract national money

...candidates in the August primary. On the Republican side, former state Sen. John Binkley of Fairbanks and former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin have been campaigning hard against Murkowski. "The Republican Governors Association exists to support...
Sen. Seekins eyes governor's seat

...Anchorage told The Associated Press on Thursday he will run as an independent candidate. Republican Sarah Palin, former Wasilla mayor who ran for lieutenant governor in 2002, has also expressed an interest. Senate President Ben Stevens, R-Anchorage...
Croft seeks 'super-primary' voters

...session that begins July 12. The support Republicans are showing for gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin, a former Wasilla mayor, shows voters are not only drawn to the most recognizable names on the ballot, Croft said. "Alaskans are hungry...
Canine candidate no wag

...said Christine Ellingson, assistant director of the Alaska Public Offices Commission. John Binkley faces former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin and incumbent Gov. Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary Aug. 22. Sisk said she told the Binkley...
Lt. governor candidates seek ways to stand out

...state helping spur development, pointing to the $4 million spent for a road to Donlin Creek mine in Western Alaska. Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin described herself as a "hard-core fiscal conservative." She touted her role in implementing tax cuts...
Binkley goes on the attack

...should move forward." But even when pressed, Binkley declined to turn his guns away from Murkowski toward the former Wasilla mayor. Sound off on the important issues at "I think as we get closer to the decision point that voters will make, that...
Tax group jumps gun on Palin candidacy

WASILLA - Former Wasilla mayor Sarah Palin said she hasn't decided to run for U.S. Senate, despite a national tax reform group's description of her as...
Sarah Palin casts self as Republican iconoclast

...public-office resume consists of being a two-term former Wasilla mayor and a city councilwoman. She also ran for lieutenant...published an article that said Palin had used her Wasilla mayor's office computer for her lieutenant governor's...


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