FiveThirtyEight came out with their own Senate Forecast on Alaska’s U.S. Senate race resulting in Dan Sullivan having a 76% chance of winning in November. Harry Enten wrote a supplemental article to explain the details of the poll’s results.
The Washington Times has a review about the new book on the prosecution of Ted Stevens, written by Rob Cary, a lawyer on the Stevens defense team. Full disclosure: the review is written by my father, who, if you read it, you can tell is a big fan of mine.
In the coming years, politicians will determine the finer points of how ObamaCare affects our medical care. U.S. Senate candidate, Dan Sullivan has shown fundamental lack of understanding regarding this very important issue. His lack of healthcare knowledge has also been highlighted by the Dispatch and now by the HuffingtonPost.
FactCheck.org has found that two of Senator Mark Begich’s ads are bogus regarding his claim that he “voted against Obama’s trillion-dollar tax increase.” In actuality, Sen. Begich voted against a resolution as part of fiscal year 2013’s spending levels. The particular ads in question are his campaign’s “Two Views” (otherwise known as Cheap Chic) and “Reprise”.
Alaska Journal of Commerce has an editorial regarding U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s performance in the Kodiak debate. Andrew Jensen might have drawn blood with his opening sentence, “About the best thing you could say about Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s performance at the traditional Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Fisheries Debate is that he survived.”
I reported earlier that the House race between Rep. Cathy Munoz and Democratic opponent George McGuan might have become tense. since McGuan’s campaign manager placed THAT Facebook post. The Juneau Empire’s recount of their latest political forum was the very definition of dignified discourse.
Senate Dan Sullivan’s trip to Nikiski was featured in an article for the Washington Post on our U.S. Senate race. It highlights the differences in candidates and their campaign styles. Who knew hard hats and safety goggles were what made Sullivan “most excited”?
Deborah Bonito, Sen. Mark Begich’s secret weapon in the form of local business owner and wife, made the Seward City News during a campaign pit stop on behalf of her husband.
The Washington Times is reporting that Labor is pulling out the stops to ensure a Begich victory in November.
Fairbanks News Miner reports that the North Star Borough Assembly has turned down Interior Gas Utility bond oversight that would have given the Assembly more control over how IGU raises money for planned NG distribution system.
Attention male candidates: Lauren Ashburn with The Hill has an article detailing the rules you need to follow so to not make yourself national media fodder for coming across as (insert adjective here).
State legislators from both sides of the aisle are in agreement that Medicaid expansion will not only be a controversial topic, but also one that will be addressed come this legislative session according to the Dispatch.
The Juneau Empire covered the Soldotna gubernatorial forum and Kaylee Osowski’s details of the debate are eyebrow-raising. Let’s just say, the janitors had a lot of mud to cleanup afterwards.
Mark Begich has been using the F-word on the campaign trail when discussing the future of ObamaCare. Greg Giroux with Bloomberg, highlighted Begich in his article detailing how Democratic candidates around the country are using the word “fix” or in Sen. Begich’s case, “fix it” to distance themselves from the Affordable Healthcare Act with their voters.
The Dispatch reports that Alaska Superior Court Judge Michael Corey has announced that he will determine the legal operational fate of Uber in the state. This comes at the same time that the New York Times has an article about how Uber has received an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Alaska Air is tiptoeing around the concept of using biometric scanning devises as a potential evolution of paperless airline ticketing. While it sounds great, nowhere in Bloomberg’s article about this new aspect of flying does it state guidelines to prevent Alaska Air from selling or giving people’s biometric information to law enforcement-something they currently need a warrant to obtain.