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    Outside leftist group hopes a Dunbar victory in Anchorage will turn Alaska blue for good

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    Senate Circle, a well-heeled national organization that works to elect far leftist candidates across the nation, is operating behind the scenes to help Forrest Dunbar become mayor of Anchorage.

    While typically focused on electing Democrats to the U.S. Senate, the group has taken a keen interest in Anchorage’s current mayoral race between Dunbar and strong conservative candidate Dave Bronson.

    The group was also a staunch supporter of Al Gross in his failed attempt to oust U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in the most recent general election.

    Last week, Senate Circle rallied wealthy supporters for a Dunbar fundraiser via Zoom.

    Mayoral races are supposed to be nonpartisan, but Senate Circle called on its donor base to help Dunbar – a man they described a “progressive Democratic challenger for mayor.”

    The April 26 event aimed to raise money to put “teams of canvassers onto the streets of Anchorage,” Senate Circle reported, adding that the same tactic was employed during the Georgia runoffs earlier this year which saw Democratic candidates narrowly defeat Republicans for two U.S. Senate seats.

    “As we saw in Georgia, this kind of sustained effort is the key to winning close elections and particularly special elections,” the Senate Circle notice stated.

    The bigger picture, however, goes well beyond the mayor’s seat. Senate Circle sees the mayoral race as an important step in ultimately electing leftist Democrats from Alaska to the U.S. Senate.

    Senate Circle notes that “organizations like Building a Stronger Anchorage are laying the groundwork for future U.S. Senate wins in Alaska.”

    “Winning Anchorage’s mayoral race will pave the way for a purple future for Alaska, including in national elections such as the U.S. Senate, much the way that the progressive strength of metro-Atlanta has muscled Georgia into the purple column,” the fundraiser notice stated.

    Senate Circle observed that neither Dunbar nor Bronson were able to earn the necessary 45% of the vote in the April 6 election. This, in turn, has triggered the May 11 runoff which the group says will determine “the political future of Anchorage, and even Alaska.”

    Speakers at the April 26 fundraiser for Dunbar included Bill Vanderburg, the executive director of The Empurpling Project, which Senate Circle described as a “new national startup supporting work to turn Alaska and other small-population red states into purple and blue states.” Vanderburg is a known progressive activist who used similar tactics in Colorado in the 2000s.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    1. Dude looks anemic… Not fit for Leadership,,, But as long as DOMINION is counting votes and the apathy for the Constituency will not pick up pitchforks and torches then light in the loafers has a great chance… The Alaska Senate and pathetic Congressman and Legislature are too purchased to even say the name Dominion so they have made their beds by ignoring their Constitutional duty to raise a standard of war against the foreign powers that interfered with our election… Communist China Iran and other Nations attacked us and all members of the Governing body Cowerd and stuck their coward heads in the sand leaving the fraudulent Dominion still in place…… COWARDS THAT SEND OUR MEN AND WOMEN TO FIGHT AND DIE IN WAR HIDING THEIR CHICKEN ASSES IN WE DINT SEE NUFFIN….. Well we all know and that is treason and hanging for treason gets brought back real quick into play when the people see how truly serious this is…… MARICOPA BUILDS YOUR GALLOWS YOU TREASONOUS LOT!!!!!!!!!

    2. Joel slow week ?
      A left leaning group hopes Alaska votes left – really ? Really?

      I’ve got a news story for ya – a right leaning group hopes Alaska votes right.

      Pathetic.

    3. DOMINION DOMINION DOMINION BUILDS THE GALLOWS,,,, MARICOPA DOMINOES DOMINION AND ALL THE CRIMINALS INVOLVED,,,, EVERY STATE,,,,, TRUST GOD ITS HAPPENING……..

      • Dominion has been cleared by republicans.
        And anyone who public says otherwise faces libel charges – that’s why newsmax walked back all the lies about dominion.

        And when Bronson wins this local election – will you keep going with this conspiracy or only when it suits your confirmation bias ?

        • BRING IT ON….. LIBEL MY ASS….YOUR SCARED AND YOU SEE YOUR COMMIE WORLD CRUMBLING…. KEEP TALKING…

          • THOSE REPUBLISCUMS THAT ARE TOO AFRAID TO DEFEND THEIR NATION OR ARE TOO CORRUPT CLEAR DOMINION THE GALLOWS WILL BE BUILT ON THEIR LIES,,,, TREASON IS THEIR REWARD FOR NOT DEFENDING THEIR NATION…..

            • THERE ARE REPUBLICANS THAT HONOR AND RESPECT OUR CONSTITUTION AND THERE ARE RINO SCUMS THAT ARE ONLY IN IT FOR A CHECK,,,,,, MANY IN OUR GOVT HAVE SADLY PROVED THEMSELVES THE LATTER…

        • WHEN BRONSON WINS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING,,, CLEAN UP OF COMMUNISTS IN OUR GOVT IS GONNA TAKE SOME TIME.

        • Maybe your not paying attention to Depereno’s recent evidence release – if you believe they are innocent – i suggest you open your eyes.

    4. “Mayoral races are supposed to be nonpartisan”. This has to end. It was implemented on the premise that the public leans toward one party over another, which is always true – but not in the favor of those who pushed this law. Regardless of reasoning, removing party affiliation deliberately removes critical information from me, a voter, to base my vote upon. It is ELECTION TAMPERING. It should have been deem so from the beginning. NOT providing party affiliation from the voter is to remove an OBVIOUS aspect that the voter regularly bases their decision upon. Removing that purposefully has affected elections by virtue of diminished information, as it was intended

    5. Dear Wanna Be Mayor: You will not be ascending to a throne. You are not a king. You are a servant. Servants do not dictate to the people. We are the sovereign.

    6. Ha ha! His slogan is “Vote Forest Dunbar for a livable city”.
      Whatever happened to “prosperous”, or “thriving”, or “dynamic” or something that sounds cool? No, “livable”. That is all they want you Anchorage folks to do: live and pay taxes.

      • Yep, Your absolutly right. They want everyone to live in the cities. Livable, what a joke! Just like Dumbar.

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