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More Alaskan voters identify as independents

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Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

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Conservatives form new coalition to support Ballot Measure 2

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AO-37 added on November ballot

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State labor organization endorses Walker-Mallott ticket

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    More Alaskan voters identify as independents

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 16, 7:29

    A growing number of Alaskans identify as politically independent, according to a recent Gallup poll. Almost 60 percent of those surveyed consider themselves independents, up 12 percent from 47 in 2013. Alaska has traditionally been among the states with the highest percentages of residents who identify as independents, Gallup says. The current Alaskan independent percentage […]

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    Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

    by Associated Press on Sep 15, 17:47

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he doesn’t support raising the federal minimum wage but supports a state initiative to raise Alaska’s minimum wage. Sullivan, in a statement, said he believes Alaskans know best when it comes to strengthening the state’s economy and supporting its workers and businesses. Sullivan said he also backs efforts […]

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    Conservatives form new coalition to support Ballot Measure 2

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 11, 23:07

    The general election is less than two months away, and the issue of legalizing pot is lighting up. The debate has become heated among members of the Alaska Republican Party, with people on both sides of the aisle. Three Alaska Republicans joined the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol at a press conference Wednesday to […]

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    AO-37 added on November ballot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 08, 23:13

    The effort to repeal Anchorage’s new labor law will officially be decided on general election day. The Municipality of Anchorage announced Monday that it reached an agreement with the Alaska Division of Elections to add AO-37 onto the November ballot. Mayor Dan Sullivan introduced the labor law 18 months ago, saying it makes the contract process […]

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    State labor organization endorses Walker-Mallott ticket

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 04, 14:31

    A state labor organization that represents more than Alaskan 60,000 workers has voted to endorse Bill Walker and Byron Mallott in the November election. Thursday, affiliates of the Alaska AFL-CIO voted to support Mallott and Walker, a coalition formed this week. Walker is running for governor with Mallott as lieutenant governor. “With our endorsement, we […]

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    Parnell campaign blames vendor for email flap

    by Associated Press on Sep 04, 13:37

    Republican Gov. Sean Parnell’s re-election campaign says a vendor mistake resulted in a political fundraising appeal being sent to state government email addresses. Spokesman Luke Miller said this happened after the campaign had requested, and been assured, that any governmental email addresses would be suppressed from the mailing list. Democrats seized on the incident, with […]

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    Democratic group swipes at Sullivan in new ad

    by Associated Press on Sep 03, 17:02

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee plans a multimillion-dollar ad campaign against Republican Dan Sullivan in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race. The first of those ads focuses on Social Security and Medicare. It says Sullivan supports a plan to cut Medicare benefits, pegging that on his support for repealing the federal health care overhaul. It also says […]

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    Kohring quits Senate race to aid Sullivan

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 03, 11:40

    Former U.S. lawmaker and former inmate Vic Kohring has pulled out of the U.S. Senate race. The Alaska Independence Party nominee handed down his withdrawal to the Division of Elections in Wasilla Tuesday. Kohring, a former state representative, pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge in 2011. In a statement, Kohring said he did not want […]

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    Parnell reacts to new Walker-Mallott ticket

    by Emily Carlson on Sep 03, 7:31

    A new political partnership has formed between two former rivals. Independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott officially joined forces on the independent ticket to take on Gov. Sean Parnell in November. It’s an unprecedented move, one that both candidates call putting people before politics. It’s a partnership forged after the former rivals decided to […]

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    Fish to be Libertarian US Senate candidate

    by Associated Press on Sep 02, 14:38

    Alaska Libertarians have a new U.S. Senate candidate. The Division of Elections director says Mark Fish will be the Alaska Libertarian party candidate after Thom Walker withdrew. Tuesday was the deadline for political parties to swap-out candidates. Fish received the party’s endorsement ahead of last month’s primary, but Walker, an unknown recently registered as a […]

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    Senate campaigns retract political ads

    by Kate McPherson on Sep 02, 6:59

    Two political ads — one from Sen. Mark Begich, the other from Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, are being pulled from the air. Begich endorsed an ad, which began airing across the state on Friday, claiming Sullivan signed off on a reduced sentence for a man who is now charged with murder and sexual assault. Sullivan […]

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    Walker, Mallott to join forces for general election

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 21:15

    Gov. Sean Parnell’s two challengers have confirmed they are combining their campaigns for the November election. Over the past three days, Democrat candidate Byron Mallott and independent Bill Walker have been discussing if a joint, unaffiliated ticket is “feasible and agreeable,” according to a statement from Walker’s campaign. Walker confirmed Monday evening that he’s running […]

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    Gubernatorial candidates talk fish at debate

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 9:34

    The three major Alaska gubernatorial candidates focused on fish at a debate in Kodiak. KMXT (http://is.gd/wv5efP) reports that Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent candidate Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at Kodiak’s Gerald C. Wilson auditorium. The event focused solely on topics related to the seafood industry. Questions to […]

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    Alaska Libertarian candidate withdraws from race

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:23

    The Alaska Libertarian Party nominee in the U.S. Senate race has informally dropped from the running, but party officials say they’ve been unable to reach him about sending a signed withdrawal letter to the state elections division. The party has until Tuesday to swap out candidates for the November election, but can’t do so unless […]

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    Senate candidates debate health care and national debt

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 28, 6:47

    The first debate between U.S. Senate candidates Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich drew an equal number of supporters for both men, if you compared the level of applause. It was hosted by United for Liberty and held Wednesday night at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The crowd got particularly excited […]

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    Political scientist breaks down U.S. Senate debate

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:58

    Forrest Nabors, political scientist and University of Alaska Anchorage assistant professor, gives his take on how Sen. Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan performed in their first debate Wednesday evening in Anchorage.

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    Sullivan says he will run clean campaign for Senate seat

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:38

    Republican candidate Dan Sullivan says he will run a clean campaign in his bid for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat in the November general election. KTVA 11 News sat down with Sullivan for the first time since he won the Republican primary on Aug. 19. The former DNR Commissioner says he has met with both Joe […]

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    Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 12:01

    Alaska voters have rejected a repeal of the state’s new petroleum tax system. A count Tuesday of 17,721 more votes widened the margin by which Alaska voters rejected the repeal. With 171,857 votes cast, “no” votes led by 8,443 votes. Alaskans on Aug. 19 voted on the ballot measure, which would have rolled back the […]

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    Constitution Party will field governor candidate

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 11:59

    The Alaska governor’s race has another candidate. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://is.gd/CU0BcD) the state Division of Elections has approved Constitution Party candidate J.G. Myers’ name appearing on the ballot. The party has just over 200 members. Because it’s so small, it doesn’t qualify as a political party under state statute. Both Myers and […]

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    2014 Alaska primary: By the numbers

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 25, 22:38

    Alaska’s August primary election may be over, but political analysts are still dissecting the results – including Matt Larkin of Dittman Research. Members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce were all ears during Monday’s luncheon presentation when Larkin gave a behind-the-scenes look at the Republican U.S. Senate primary and Ballot Measure 1. Larkin credited Dan […]