Below is the press release from Anchorage Republican Women’s Club chair Judy Eledge about the tumultuous GOP Senate debate. Eledge is the organizer of the debate and spent a very busy day Tuesday scrambling for a debate sponsor, lest the ARWC be in violation of federal campaign laws. Already two of the four Republican women’s clubs who were helping put it together have pulled out. No word on if they’ll get back in. Read the back story here.
Anchorage Republican Women would like to thank the U.S. Senate Candidate who offered to cover the costs of the June 26th debate to avoid any issues with the Federal Election Commission. However, ARWC is committed to this event going forward, but without raising any potential FEC issues. ARWC began this effort in early May and has dealt with many obstacles along the way. While the ARWC does not feel that their hosting the event would have violated any FEC regulation, we are proud to announce that HOT TALK KOAN 95.5FM 1080AM and The Talk of The Valley KVNT 92.5FM 1020AM have agreed to take their place as sponsors. As broadcasters, there is absolutely no question under the FEC’s applicable guidelines that KTUU can stage this event. (See 11 CFR § 110.13(a)(2) and 11 CFR § 114.4(f)(2)). The ARWC is extremely pleased that this event will go forward as planned and, like the public, we look forward to an informative and spirited evening.