A pro-Parnell independent expenditure group has formed to support Gov. Sean Parnell. The group is called Alaskans for Economic Stability. According to forms filed with APOC, the treasurer is Cheryl Frasca. Former Republican Party chair Randy Ruedrich is designated as a deputy treasurer. An IE in the state is equivalent to a federal super-PAC, in that it can accept unlimited donations and is not allowed to coordinate with the candidate or the candidate’s campaign.
Both Bill Walker and Byron Mallott , who are running together on the “Unity” ticket, have their own independent expenditure groups, although neither have had activity since August. Mallott’s group, One Mallott, is funded by members of SeaAlaska Corp. As of the beginning of August, those members had put $50,000 into One Mallott, about $48,000 of which was spent on Trippi and Associates, a Maryland-based Democratic consultant run by well-known Democratic consultant Joe Trippi. Walker had $1,245.