The history of primary elections in Alaska is a “Mess with a Capital S.” Few would deny this. The first mistake is that since the early decades of statehood Alaska permitted the state government to run its primary elections. This put the private political
If the unofficial results are any indication, Alaskans appear highly motivated to reshape the State Legislature. With 99.5% of precincts reporting in the state’s primary election it looks as if the State Senate and House may have strong conservative
We’ve had many interesting legislative sessions in Alaska this last decade, but these last two years have really highlighted a unique situation we’re in. When I say unique, I mean that no other state has a binding caucus in their legislature, and in
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