Alaska Family Action, a leading pro-life and pro-family organization that advocates for traditional values in the public square, has released it’s endorsement guide for the Nov. 8 midterms.

The guide places candidates into three categories. The highest rating is “Endorsed,” which means the candidate has a conservative voting record or survey results and a personally verified conservative background with a “very high likelihood” of governing as a conservative. The second highest rating is “Ally,” which indicates that there are two or more candidates who meet “all or most” of the endorsement standards. All these candidates are considered acceptable conservatives. The third rating is, “Preferred,” which means the candidate is “more conservative or more competent than other candidates running in the same race.”

For U.S. Senate, the guide gives Kelly Tshibaka the highest “endorsed” ranking in her bid to unseat Sen. Lisa Murkowski. In the U.S. House race, both Republican candidates Sarah Palin and Nick Begich received an “Ally” rating, as did Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his challenger Charlie Pierce in the gubernatorial race.

A total of 54 state legislators running for various State House and Senate seats were also listed in the endorsement guide. Click here for details.

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Leading conservative group issues endorsements for Alaska midterms

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • micah6v8 says:

    It would be refreshing to see the good governor lead from the front a bit. It was good to read his recent comments about no forced jab for public school kids. How about some leadership for our kids to protect them from the library to the locker room to the playing fields? How about some proposed legislation or amendment to protect unborn life? How about some initiative from the state for economic growth that empowers individuals and small companies and does not create more bureaucracy or dependence?

  • Tricia Koerner says:

    I was wondering if I could be placed on your email list? I’d like to receive the watchman news.

  • LINDA M FRENCH says:

    Thank you for the voting guide,but what I would like to see is what JUDGES should we keep? Out with the progressive/liberal ones. I want a list of the conservative ones, please…..and please HURRY! Thank you.

    • Steve says:

      I second your motion.

    • Trained Observer says:

      The problem with voting for judges is that they don’t have to campaign for the seat, and it is incumbent upon the voter to determine the judges effectiveness with almost no available data. Judges don’t run for office, but are appointed, yet it is up to voters to “retain” without ever having the opportunity to place them. Unless voters serve frequently on juries or have personal court actions, they have no meaningful exposure to a judge to determine their effectiveness, fairness or adherence to the constitution. So, in my opinion, since I didn’t have the opportunity to install a judge, my vote will always be “do not retain.”

    • Lynn says:

      Linda, you can sign up for Alaska Family Action emails at They sent out a long email about the judges. This is the summary at the end of the email…. “So, in terms of voting on judges, I say vote NO on all of them. Every single one will get retained. That’s all but certain. Are there a few aligned with a Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch or Clarence Thomas style of ruling from the bench ? Yep. There are a few.

      But the last thing we want to do is “out” them in a hard left environment where their career advancement would be questioned, stifled and cancelled. We want to keep that tiny voice of balance still flickering until Alaskans finally get their voice back on the third branch of Government.”