ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage judge agreed to move quickly Thursday on a lawsuit challenging an emergency order that allowed two Alaska gubernatorial candidates to fuse their campaigns into one ticket for the November general election.
There are no negatives. That's the official Alaska Democratic Party stance on the convergence of the gubernatorial campaigns of independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott.
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Sybil Davis is back in the race for Juneau Assembly because she said friends and supporters wanted her to run as a write-in.
ANCHORAGE - Republicans held on to a majority in the state Senate on Tuesday as two familiar GOP faces and one veteran Democratic lawmaker were sent packing. Anchorage Sen. Dave Donley, co-chairman of the powerful Finance Committee, was upset by Democrat Hollis French. Nikiski Sen. Jerry Ward was defeated by Republican Moderate Tom Wagoner, the small party's first election victory.
But when Iowa moved its caucus date up to match Alaska's straw polling, the Hawkeye state stole what little political thunder Alaska had in the GOP primary race for the presidency, according to John McKay, chairman of the Alaska Republican Party.
Norwegian Robert Sorlie held fast to his lead Wednesday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, followed by the two mushers who trailed him in his 2003 victory: Ramy Brooks of Healy and Jeff King of Denali Park.
Write-in candidate Maridon Boario has signed on to run against District 1 Juneau Assembly incumbent Ken Koelsch.
...identified Tim June as a former challenger to Juneau Assembly candidate Ken Koelsch. Tim Sunday was the candidate who withdrew from the race against Koelsch. Tim June is running for the state Senate seat representing Kodiak and small Southeast communities...
The timing of Alaska's straw poll, in late January, was intended to draw Republican candidates to the state.
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