The Juneau Chamber of Commerce issued a statement Friday distancing itself from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s political advertisements in Alaska.
The statement says:
“The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is independent from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has no affiliation with its political ads. We do not endorse candidates, nor do we contribute to the U.S. Chamber’s election related activities.”
It was signed by Juneau Chamber President Max Mertz.
The U.S. Chamber has been running television attack ads in Alaska targeting incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich and supporting Republican candidate Dan Sullivan.
The Juneau Chamber’s message follows a similar recent statement by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, were met by a large crowd, music and dancing in Carcross this week. They event was part of a larger tour around the Yukon after traveling through British Columbia. The visit focused on First Nations issues and culture.
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
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