By Matt Buxton The Midnight Sun

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State of the Race: Progressives hold fundraising edge in most key legislative races

All but one of the 59 legislative races on this year’s ticket (remember Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, gets this year off thanks to redistricting) have four candidates or fewer in the primary election,...

Birds of a feather trump together

Former President Donald Trump rallied the troops in Anchorage this weekend in support of Republican candidates Kelly Tshibaka and Sarah Palin in an event that was pretty much what you’d expect for a...

With Sweeney blocked from the special election ballot, path gets tougher for Palin and Begich in state’s first ranked election

Moderate Republican candidate Tara Sweeney saw her chances of appearing on the special election ballot for U.S. House evaporate this weekend with a ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court, but it could be...

Dennis Egan, Juneau’s gruff-and-lovable senator, has died

Dennis Egan served in the Alaska Legislature as Juneau’s senator for a decade, leaving a lasting impression as a gruff-but-charming fixture of the building and an icon of Alaska’s capital city.He died early...

Gross withdraws, leaving uncertainty about his spot in the special election

The race for U.S. House got a whole lot more interesting over the long weekend.Rumors and chatter quickly turned into an announcement on Monday that independent candidate Al Gross would be ending his...

Division of Elections: Sweeney doesn’t get Gross’ spot in special election

The special election to fill Alaska’s seat in the U.S. House continues to get weirder.Following independent Al Gross’ surprising withdrawal on Monday, the big question was: What happens to his spot in the...

Sen. Lora Reinbold was too powerless for her social media considered a public forum, attorney argues

When extreme-right Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold announced she would not be running for re-election this year, she cited a raft of legal issues past, present and future as the reason for...

Dunleavy finally announces his running mate: Nancy Dahlstrom

By Matt Buxton The Midnight SunIt’s been so long since Gov. Mike Dunleavy called it quits with Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, leaving a blank space on his 2022 reelection campaign, that it started...

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