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Alaska elections 2014

Alaska Senate Race Becomes Most Expensive Campaign In State’s History

How dark money is conquering the Last Frontier.

October 31, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Democrats Pull Out Of Kentucky

Get all the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 14, 2014

On The Last Frontier, A Democrat Fights A Rising GOP Tide

Democrats may need Mark Begich to survive to have a chance of keeping their majority.

October 11, 2014

Midterm Roundup: A New Frontrunner In Florida?

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 9, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Palin Returns

Get the latest news from the campaign trail.

September 23, 2014

WATCH: This Is Why Democrats Shouldn’t Suck Up To The NRA

Mark Begich sold out to the gun lobby, and this is what he got in return.

September 22, 2014

When Moderates Fight Back

WASHINGTON — The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem. In Kansas, Democrat Chad Taylor shook up the Senate race by dropping out last week, giving […]

September 8, 2014

Republicans Appear In Position To Take Senate Control

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Voters hate Washington, and they’ll get their chance to shake things up in November’s midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give them control of the entire Congress for the remaining […]

September 2, 2014

Palin Goes 0-For-Two In Alaska As Clout Disappears Nationally

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of Alaska capped a primary season in which her favored candidates across the nation have stumbled. A referendum to restore Palin’s signature achievement from her time […]

August 20, 2014

Alaska Tea Party Candidate Says He’ll Back Republican If He Loses Senate Primary

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they’d eaten salmon in the last week. Tea party candidate Joe Miller: “Yes.” Front-runner Dan Sullivan: “Yes.” […]

August 19, 2014

Disaster In Alaska? How Tuesday’s Primary Could Go Wrong For Republicans

Alaska Republicans will head to the polls on Tuesday to select their candidate to oppose Democratic senator Mark Begich in November — and could end up repeating a critical mistake from four years ago. Former Alaska attorney general and Department of Natural Resources commissioner Daniel Sullivan is appears to be the frontrunner; he has led […]

August 18, 2014

Another Republican Candidate Wants To Impeach President Obama

Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller reminded Republicans of why they desperately hope he fails to capture their party’s nomination, when he joined the growing chorus of Republican candidates calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. Miller weighed in on the subject during a Chamber of Commerce forum with fellow candidates Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan. The […]

August 7, 2014

Begich Catches A Big Break In Alaska Senate Race

Senator Mark Begich’s (D-AK) re-election campaign may have gotten a big boost this week, when a legislative quirk pushed some Democrat-friendly referenda onto Alaska’s November ballot. As Niraj Chokshi explains at The Washington Post, Alaska’s constitution requires 120 days between the end of the legislative session and votes on citizens’ initiatives. Because lawmakers failed to […]

April 23, 2014

WATCH: Condoleezza Rice Cuts Ad For Republican Senate Candidate

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is wading into midterm politics, starring in an ad for Alaska Senate candidate and former Bush administration official Dan Sullivan (R). Sullivan, who served on Rice’s staff for over five years during her time as national security advisor and secretary of state, has recently faced criticism for his time […]

March 24, 2014

WATCH: Democratic Senator Turns Tables On Koch Brothers

After enduring months of vicious attack ads from Americans for Prosperity — the right-wing, 501(c)(4) “dark money” group funded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch — Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) is fighting back. Senator Begich released the first television ad of his 2014 re-election campaign on Monday, directly targeting the Koch brothers for interfering […]

March 10, 2014