You know who we need to hear more from? Sarah Palin, of course. Here she is, urging us to vote for Walker/Mallott:
Begich was at the Atwood state office building greeting workers as they were coming to work this morning. Smart.
— Brendan Babb (@brendanbabb) November 4, 2014
One of my favorite apparatchiks, Democratic Party Finance Chair Rocky Plotnick, was spotted waving signs on the corner of Northern Lights and Seward. Meantime, Sullivan campaign manager Ben Sparks and Sullivan’s consultant Mike Dubke were near the same intersection waving signs. From a reader: “NBC has an exit poll operation at my polling place: Ketchikan precinct 1. 1st time I’ve ever seen or heard of one in KTN.” Election Day birthday wishes to Barb Angaiak.
From the producer of Begich’s television spots. He did great work this cycle:
— Mark Putnam (@PutnamTVAds) November 4, 2014
— Alaska Democrats (@AlaskaDemocrats) November 4, 2014
And now a word from Judy Eledge:
Here’s a cheery comment by Lynn Willis on my election prediction story:
My prediction is that soon enough the unsustainable spending of the last four years under our current legislative majority and Governor Parnell will become apparent. Our savings will by then have been depleted and falling oil prices will have offset the benefits of SB21. These shiny new capital projects will now further burden the operating budget as maintenance requirements. The AKLNG project will be proven to not be viable or will experience significant cost overruns which we will not be able to meet as an equity partner without spending the body of the Permanent Fund. If the line is built we will not have the funds to distribute gas or energy from gas to Alaskans outside the pipeline corridor. To compound the problem we will be forced to spend the Permanent Fund earnings for state operations. This will cause the individual PFD to be diverted to fund government and local taxes will have increased. Absent government spending, the State economy will contract. We will still have minimal federal representation so we will be a low priority for federal spending as federal debt increases and partisanship increases. When that happens there will be no politician in Alaska running unopposed and any incumbents will be a memory. Other than that, our future looks bright!
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