The plainly worded and unvarnished rebuke that Mat-Su Republicans in District 27 leveled against State Sen. David Wilson for abandoning a GOP caucus should serve as an example to Republican Districts across Alaska.

Wilson is but one of eight Senate Republicans who rejected the formation of a GOP controlled Senate in favor of leftist Democratic majority.

Alaskan voters sent an 11-9 Republican majority to the state’s upper chamber. If public representatives cannot muster the resolve to even attempt to form a ruling coalition, then there is no meaning in the “R” behind their name.

Better to be honest with voters before the election. Tell them you plan to empower Democrats, regardless of whether voters send a majority of Republicans to the Senate.

The District 27 Republican committee is now demanding that Wilson leave the Democratic-controlled caucus or at least summon the integrity to step down and let Mat-Su voters nominate a true Republican to take his place. This action should be replicated in the other seven districts where Republicans threw voters under the bus.

If these lawmakers dig in and ignore their constituents, the Republican Party may be in for a great purging or a mass exodus. Both are preferable to enduring yet another political cycle defined by such cowardly betrayal.

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Censure of Alaska State Senator may signal the start of a GOP purge … or a mass exodus

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.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    David Wilson does need to step down! Disgusting that he apparently had a RINO plan before the count was finished. I still cannot believe that he actually won.

  • Ceak says:

    the Matsu has always been highly conservative. A RINO should not be representing us.

    • Molly says:

      Sadly, we lost that battle long ago with Lisa, Dan, Don, and now Mary.
      Politicians only appear to care about staying in power, which makes them easy targets for corruption (turning them against the party they say they represent). Big Soros money, dark money from lyin Lisa…

      • Molly says:

        Resistence is futile

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Add Dunleavy to that? I saw the video of his inauguration today. It looked like he was doing the freemason gesture of his hand in his jacket concealing his hand while the Alaska Military Youth Academy was marching in, singing the National Anthem and placing the flags on the stage. I had been told that concealing the hand in the shirt or jacket is a freemason sign. How does Dunleavy being a freemason affect Alaskans if this is the case? I put the link to the video below in another comment that I made.

      • Reggie Taylor says:

        “……..How does Dunleavy being a freemason affect Alaskans……..”
        A Catholic Freemason? Really? Because of the sign you saw from his hand which was in his pocket?
        That right there is a perfect example of projection. When did you stop beating your wife?

  • Kam says:

    How many legs of a round table need to be chopped off before the table falls?

    • Reggie Taylor says:

      Cut them all off. A table that can’t hold up its platform isn’t a table. Use it for firewood.

      • matthew says:

        that’s probably the best analogy I’ve ever heard.

      • Truth Network says:

        Remember, the GOP officially has no platform.

        “RESOLVED, That the 2020 Republican National Convention will adjourn without adopting a new platform until the 2024 Republican National Convention;”

      • Reggie Taylor says:

        They probably don’t have a new platform because the RINOs are trying to finally force the pro-life plank out of it.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    I am proud of my fellow Alaskans for forcing Mr. Wilson to change his mind or step down
    I would vote for the step down. Mr. Wilson could again say he will change back bit as soon as a vote comes along he will stab you all in the back again. Recall him and force him to leave. It’s the only true way to put this to rest. Good luck and I will be watching.

    • KC says:

      When he goes, so should all the other RINO’s need to re-think their plans about lying to your voters during your campaigning. We can’t get anywhere till you decide WHO you really are. Democrats or Republicans, then choose what you stand for. If you stand for Democratic retoric and deguise it as Republican/conservative, you are wrong. We Republicans/or conservatives have had enough of your shannanigan lies.

  • Sally M Pollen says:

    I’m looking for other districts to meet and do similar as District 27 did.

  • Pete Johnson says:

    Alaska needs true conservatives, this guy probably had a devious planned before he ever even ran for office.

  • Don says:

    Giessel needs to be censured next. She’s a true rino. She has no intentions of advancing conservative issues.

  • Macey Shapiro says:

    There is always a recall petition.

  • John J Otness says:

    Short sweet and to the very heart of the matter, Betrayal must be met swift with censure and political pain. D W is a snake.

  • Reggie Taylor says:

    Excellent commentary. Eight recall efforts should be starting. Fortunately, my signature wouldn’t qualify. I live in Shelley Hughes district. She has been getting my vote since she first ran for office, and she will continue to get my vote.

    • Steven Chappell says:

      You’re lucky I was in Senator Hughes district until this recent redistricting. Now I get stuck with RINO Merrick, and she disgust me to the utmost. What makes me more disgusted is that Republicans in our District voted her back in. I will not hold back if I see her or her Husband in a public environment and will enact the Democratic “GET IN THEIR FACE AND TELL THEY ARE NOT WANTED HERE”

      • Truth Network says:

        I mean, to be clear, it sounds as though they *are* wanted, by everyone but the extremists.

      • Reggie Taylor says:

        “You’re lucky…….”
        Yeah, but as cultural refugees flee liberal cities throughout the nations (including Anchorage) for more conservative areas like Mat-Su, those conservative areas eventually get the rot which spreads throughout like a cancer. Senator Wilson is an example of that.

  • MB says:

    He lied to his constituents, therefore he needs to be recalled (fired). It’s well past time to hold politicians accountable on the state and federal level.

  • D Graf says:

    Election? So easy to manipulate ranked voting. I’m glad Mat-Su is consistent with its stance concerning those who represent us
    and the policies they adhere to…..after they are elected. The Democrats agreed on that strategy across the nation.
    There is no code of ethics among them that dictates that lying to those you are supposed to serve is heinous.
    If we could hold all of the elected Republicans accountable to the public that did this in Alaska, we would be hitting the highest mark.
    If we can only do it with one, let’s do it. Better than nothing.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I would like to know if Gov. Dunleavy is a freemason? I saw the video of his inauguration today on ktoo. He had his right hand in his upper jacket the entire time while the Alaska Military Youth Academy was walking in, the singing of the National Anthem and placing of the flags on the stage. I had always understood the hand in the jacket or shirt concealing it was a freemason gesture. Thoughts? The video is at

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I just ran across this article by Selwyn Duke, dated November 29, 2022. I appreciate that people across the country are talking about this to help educate those fortunate enough to not have this system forced on them…yet.

    “The New Voting System that Gave Democrats a GOP House Seat is Dangerous. Here’s Why”