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Alaska

Spotted: Dunleavy gets prime seat by Trump at Republican Convention on final night | #alaska | #politics

Donald Trump asked Gov. Mike Dunleavy to sit with him on Thursday night, just before Trump was to give his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention. Photo credit: Carmela Warfield. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy was seated three seats from former President Donald Trump on Thursday evening at the Republican National Convention, in the first […]

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Alaska

Nick Begich for Alaska posts best fundraising quarter ever, nearly all coming from small donors in Alaska | #alaska | #politics

Congressional candidate Nick Begich raised $311,000 in the second quarter of 2024, a 44% increase over his previous quarter and his best showing yet for the 2024 campaign. Overall, Begich’s campaign has raised about $919,000 with nearly 60% of it coming from Alaskans since he filed one year ago on July 13, 2023. Campaign money […]

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Alaska

Peltola walks back her support for Ambler mine access | #alaska | #politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Mary Peltola Rep. Mary Peltola threw her staff under the bus during a radio interview on Tuesday, saying she did not approving her name being put on a press released that was published by the Alaska delegation, which favors the construction of the Ambler Access Project, a road to a […]

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Alaska

Fifth Republican women’s club endorses Nick Begich | #alaska | #politics

Five out of seven Republican women’s clubs in Alaska have endorsed Nick Begich for Congress, as the Alaska-born Republican tries to unseat Democrat Rep. Mary Peltola. The most recent club is the Matsu Republican Women’s Club, a legacy club of activists established in 1947. “During the past 4 years Nick has campaigned passionately, traveling to […]

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Mayor

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorses Biden, gives $20 million to re-election effort 

Billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorsed President Biden Thursday and has contributed $20 million toward the incumbent’s re-election effort, according to multiple reports.  “I stood with Joe Biden in 2020, and I am proud to do so again,” Bloomberg, 82, told the Washington Post.  Future Forward USA PAC, a pro-Biden group also […]

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Alaska

Bill Thomas drops from House District 3 race | #alaska | #politics

Bill Thomas Haines Republican Bill Thomas announced on Friday that he is dropping from the House District 3 legislative race, leaving Democrat Rep. Andi Story of Juneau with an easy walk to victory with no opponent this year. All three Juneau candidates, including Democrats Sen. Jesse Kiehl and Rep. Sara Hannan, are now unopposed. Thomas, […]

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Mayor

NYC grand jury reviewing evidence in investigation of Mayor Adams’ campaign finances

Metro By Craig McCarthy, Larry Celona and Patrick Reilly Published June 7, 2024, 11:34 p.m. ET A grand jury is reviewing evidence in the federal corruption probe into Mayor Eric Adams’ campaign fundraising — likely for the purpose of issuing subpoenas in the case, sources told The Post. The development related to the FBI probe […]

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Alaska

He’s back for more: Former Rep. Chuck Kopp files against Rules Chair Rep. Craig Johnson | #alaska | #politics

Chuck Kopp Unelected by a landslide in the 2020 primary, former Rep. Chuck Kopp is making another try at state office. He was beat by former Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tom McKay in 2020, but this year the district lines have shifted and he is taking on Craig Johnson, who serves as Rules Committee chair […]

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Alaska

Bart LeBon sets up rematch with Dibert in Fairbanks | #alaska | #politics

Former Alaska House Rep. Bart LeBon of Fairbanks narrowly lost to Maxine Dibert in 2022, but is looking for a rematch in this year’s election. He filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission as a candidate on Tuesday, although his paperwork is not yet showing at the Division of Elections, another step candidates must take […]

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Alaska

Rob Yundt files for Senate, Wasilla Seat N | #alaska | #politics

Rob Yundt, a Republican who serves on the Mat-Su Borough Assembly, has filed for Senate Seat N, which is now occupied by Sen. David Wilson. The Wasilla seat will be on the August primary ballot and the November general election ballot. A third-generation Alaskan and a homebuilder, Yundt has been active in state politics for […]

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