Campaign Profile: For Joe Miller, 2010 Looms Large

Republican Joe Miller is vying for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich. But the specter of his 2010 run against Sen. Lisa Murkowski looms large over his current campaign. Some of the residual effects strengthen Miller’s candidacy. But the negatives are persistent. Download Audio

Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan Courts Rural Alaska Voters

Late last week, U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan took his campaign to Bethel. The challenger to Senator Mark Begich, who, if successful, may be the Senator that tilts the power balance in the Senate from Democratic to Republican. Download Audio

Judge says Alaska should crack down on unlimited contributions in state elections

Judge William Morse says the Alaska Public Office Commission should reinstate the $500 annual per-person contribution limit to independent groups, which APOC stopped enforcing following a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision called Citizens United.

Anchorage candidates vie for progressive bona fides ahead of primary

As Alaska's primary elections get closer, there are a handful of contests that will likely be decided in August, far ahead of the November general election. Listen now

Both major candidates for Alaska governor want higher PFDs. What would it cost?

Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy both want higher dividends, but it’s not clear how they intend to pay for them.

Alaska GOP Gov. Dunleavy says he’ll vote no on oil-tax increase, election overhaul initiatives

Dunleavy said he thinks issues of taxation are better handled by state lawmakers than through the initiative process. And he says the proposed election overhaul is too complicated.
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Alaska elections overhaul moves another step closer to passing

Ballot Measure 2 grew closer to passing on Friday, with 1,141 more yes votes than no votes after the day’s count.  The measure would overhaul...
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How the battle over Alaska’s legislative districts landed in court

The state’s high court agreed with an earlier Superior Court decision and wrote that the Redistricting Board “engaged in unconstitutional political gerrymandering."

Alaska election guide: Q&As with candidates for U.S. House, U.S. Senate and governor

Meet the candidates running for statewide office in the Aug. 16 primary and special U.S. House elections.
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Congresswoman-elect Peltola lands in Bethel before heading to Washington D.C.

“I am so excited that we have actually elected a U.S. representative who is from here and she’s a woman," said Kathy Hanson.

Dunleavy leads in latest fundraising in Alaska governor race

The largest contributions in Gov. Dunleavy’s latest report were from Robert Penney of Anchorage and Dunleavy’s brother, Francis Dunleavy, from Texas.
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Learn about Alaska’s candidates running for governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate before Election Day 2022

Lori Townsend and reporters discuss candidates running Governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate.
Lisa Murkowski

Murkowski wins Alaska’s U.S. Senate race

With ranked choices tabulated, Murkowski got 53.7% of the vote to Kelly Tshibaka’s 46.3%.

John Coghill

John Coghill is a candidate for the 2022 U.S. House special election.
Voter Listening Sessions: What do YOU want to know? Virtual and In Person

Voter Listening Sessions in Kotzebue and Kodiak

Talk of Alaska is hitting the road with an in-person conversation in Juneau on June 7.

Debate for the State: U.S. House

Here is a clip from one of the “lightning rounds” in Debate for the State with Democrat, Harry Crawford Republican incumbent, Congressman Don Young. You...

Homer’s recall remains in limbo until vote certification

The votes are all in for Homer’s recall election of three liberal city council members. But the results are not yet clear. The politically divided town will remain in limbo until absentee votes are counted Friday.

Election filing deadline reveals crowded statewide races

Dozens of Alaskans are running for statewide office but most legislative races have fewer than five candidates
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Alaska voters say they’re worried about climate change. Here’s where the candidates stand.

Alaska is at the forefront of climate change in the U.S. — it’s warming faster than any other state, and more than 60% of Alaskans say it’s an issue they’re concerned about. 

Miller Rejects Unity Pledge At Republican Convention

At the Republican convention, Senate hopefuls mostly avoided personal attacks and stuck to their message of beating Democratic incumbent Mark Begich. But dark horse candidate Joe Miller broke the calm when he said he would not support the Republican nominee if he didn't win.