This year, experts warn that Alaskans should gird themselves for more widespread uncertainty for at least a week after Election Night, since the state won’t even start counting absentee ballots before then.
One of the biggest ideological fractures complicating this year’s legislative session is within the Alaska Republican Party. And that’s creating some strange bedfellows.
Most of the claims are that his for-profit conservative website “Restoring Liberty” is illegally contributing to his Senate campaign by promoting his run.
When he pitched himself to the state convention on Saturday, Babcock recalled his days at Steller Alternative School, in the 1970s, not a place known to produce conservatives.
Tuckerman Babcock, a longtime Republican strategist and former aide to Gov. Wally Hickel, is the new chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Babcock won the spot at the state GOP convention in Fairbanks Saturday. He beat Fairbanks attorney Ann Brown. Convention participants also changed party rules to end the term of the prior chair, Peter…
The Alaska Republican Party has taken measures to prevent a takeover by libertarian and Tea Party activists.