Tag Archives: Alaska

Sarah Palin Concedes House Race, Thanks Trump

Posted this afternoon to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page: *Official Press Release From Governor Sarah Palin* It’s an honor to run for office in my homestate, offering to serve the great people of Alaska! Congratulations to Rep. Mary Peltola and her family as this new chapter in their lives – and the life of Alaska – unfolds. Challenging Washington, DC’s status …

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Dem Rep. Mary Peltola Flips Seat, Defeats Sarah Palin

The New York Times reports: Representative Mary Peltola, Democrat of Alaska and the first Alaska Native woman to serve in Congress, on Wednesday won a full term in the House, according to The Associated Press, holding back three conservative challengers. Ms. Peltola first won the seat in an August special election to finish the term of Representative Don Young, a …

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski Defeats Kookbabbling Cultist

NBC News reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won re-election in Alaska, NBC News projected Wednesday night, dealing former President Donald Trump another loss in what has largely been a miserable midterm cycle for his hand-picked candidates in competitive Senate races. Murkowski, one of only seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump at his second impeachment trial, survived a challenge from …

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Sarah Palin: Stop Donating To The Republican Party

The Independent reports: Sarah Palin has gone nuclear on the Republican Party, claiming the GOP sabotaged her Alaska House race and that they deserved their drubbing in the midterms. In a conspiracy-laden Instagram post, Ms Palin blamed the “cockamamie” ranked choice voting system, Senator Lisa Murkowski and the “dark, dysfunctional GOP machine” after she was seemingly trounced by Democrat Mary …

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Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola Poised To Defeat Sarah Palin

Talking Points Memo reports: With about 75 percent of the vote in, Rep. Mary Peltola (D-AK) leads with 47 percent of the vote in the ranked choice contest for Alaska’s sole congressional seat. When she won the same seat for a partial term, she had 40 percent of the vote after round one, and went on to beat the same …

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AK GOP Censures McConnell For Backing Murkowski

The Hill reports: The Alaska Republican Party on Monday voted to censure Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for what they called spreading “divisive and misleading statements” about their endorsed candidate in Alaska’s Senate race. The state party added that McConnell’s financial support for incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in the Senate race against fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka was “in …

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Alaska Gov Candidate Sued For Sexual Harassment

The Associated Press reports: A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Alaska faces accusations he sexually harassed a former assistant while he was a borough mayor. The lawsuit filed Friday accuses Charlie Pierce of “constant unwanted physical touching, sexual remarks, and sexual advances.” In the lawsuit, she claims Pierce touched her breast, made sexual remarks, falsely imprisoned her in his private office, …

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Cheaters Tried To Rig Fat Bear Contest With Fake Votes

The Insider reports: A flurry of fake votes threatened to throw the balance of the annual Fat Bear Week competition at the Katmai National Park in Alaska, a tournament where online users get to vote for their favorite beefed-up brown bears as they fatten themselves to survive the harsh winter ahead. Organizers said  that as the competition neared voting for …

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Russians Flee To Remote Alaskan Island, Seek Asylum

The New York Times reports: The two Russians braved miles of open sea, traveling on a vessel from Russia to a small isolated island in Alaska with the apparent aim of avoiding being ensnared in President Vladimir V. Putin’s mandatory conscription to fight in Ukraine, two U.S. senators said on Thursday. The two escapees appeared to have accomplished their goal, …

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AK Oath Keeper Ruled Likely Ineligible To Hold Office

The Anchorage Daily News reports: An Anchorage judge said Thursday that based on the limited evidence presented, Wasilla Republican Rep. David Eastman is likely ineligible to hold public office, but his name will stay on the general election ballot until a trial scheduled for December can be held. Former Mat-Su Assembly member Randall Kowalke, who filed the lawsuit, has argued …

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Captain Of Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Dies At Age 75

The Washington Post reports: Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the tanker Exxon Valdez when it ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in March 1989, leaking 10.8 million gallons of crude oil in a massive environmental catastrophe that ravaged maritime habitats and brought sweeping inquests into who was to blame, died on July 21. He was 75. The toll to the …

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GOP Palin Opponent Refuses Her Demand To Drop Out

The Associated Press reports: Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin called on fellow Republican Nick Begich to drop out of the race Monday, holding a news conference in the same place where on a holiday weekend more than a decade ago she announced plans to resign as Alaska’s governor. “He keeps calling me a quitter,” she told reporters, adding later: …

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Palin Blames Loss On “Crazy, Confusing” Voting System

The Associated Press reports: Wednesday’s results were a disappointment for Ms. Palin, who was looking to make a political comeback 14 years after she was vaulted onto the national stage when John McCain selected her to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential election. After Ms. Peltola’s victory was announced, Ms. Palin called the ranked voting system “crazy, convoluted, …

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Lisa Murkowski Advances In Alaska Senate Primary

The Alaska Daily News reports: In a primary race largely seen as a referendum on former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was narrowly leading Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka in early results after voting concluded Tuesday. Murkowski had 42.7% of the votes counted so far compared to Tshibaka’s 41.4%, with 233 of 402 precincts reporting. Both candidates, along with …

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Palin Advances To General Election In AK House Primary

NBC News reports: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has clinched one of four spots in November’s ranked-choice general election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, NBC News projects, keeping alive her hopes for a political comeback. She will be joined on the fall ballot by Republican Nick Begich, the namesake grandson of a former Democratic representative who held the seat, …

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Cultist Dodges Ticket With “White Privilege” Card

Vice News reports: A Trump-loving Californian visiting Anchorage for a MAGA rally last month showed local police a novelty “white privilege card” after she was pulled over for swerving in her lane. But instead of citing or ticketing the woman for failing to show her driver’s license, cellphone video taken by the motorist shows officers had a laugh, took a …

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Cruise Ship Damaged In Alaska Iceberg Collision

Cruise Hive reports: Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed to Cruise Hive that the Norwegian Sun cruise ship made contact with a small iceberg (growler) due to dense fog during its voyage in Alaska. As a result, the ship has been forced to skip a port of call and head to Juneau to assess the damage. The remainder of the Norwegian …

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Palin Advances To General Election In House Race

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich, independent Al Gross and Democrat Mary Peltola solidified their leads in the race to advance to August’s special general election for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat, according to an updated ballot count Wednesday. The top four vote-getters in the 48-candidate special primary will advance to the special general election …

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Palin Takes Early Lead In Alaska US House Primary

The Associated Press reports: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin leads in early results from Saturday’s special primary for the state’s only U.S. House seat, as voters whittled down the list of 48 candidates running for the position that was held for 49 years by the late U.S. Rep. Don Young. The early results showed Palin, endorsed by former President Donald …

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Palin: I’ll Be A Great Rep Because I’m Already Famous

The Associated Press reports: It would be easy to dismiss Palin’s candidacy as the latest headline-grabbing twist in an unconventional career. Some of her critics have sought to cast her as an opportunist seeking to bolster her brand. The opinion section of the website of Alaska’s largest newspaper is dotted with letters to the editor urging Alaskans to reject her …

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