Compared to most other states, Alaska historically had lower limits on how much an individual could give to a political candidate’s campaign. That changed last summer when a federal appeals court tossed out the state’s limit of $500 per person per year, saying it limited free speech.
National groups pour millions into Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, suggesting it’s tightening
President Donald Trump’s flagging poll numbers are helping to bring a number of previously safe Republican U.S. Senate seats into play across the country — including in Alaska.
Advocate for campaign finance amendment tours Alaska
Jeff Clements says 19 states and 800 American cities have already adopted resolutions supporting the amendment. Alaska isn’t one of them.
Presidential Candidates Pledge To Undo ‘Citizens United.’ But Can They?
It was a point of agreement between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at their last debate. It’s also supported by some Republican contenders. But that doesn’t mean it’ll happen easily.
Reality Check On Campaign Finance Reform: It Would Be Difficult And Slow
Even most candidates who are championing overhauling the system are taking superPAC money and grappling with the political reality they have to face if they want to win.
Outside money favors Begich, but he assails it
So far outside spending has tilted heavily in his favor.
Sullivan calls on Begich to sign pledge discouraging Outside influence
U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is calling on incumbent Mark Begich to sign a pledge to discourage outside groups from running political ads in the race.
Bringing money to politics: A job for a pro
Alaska’s U.S. Senate race is shaping up to be a big-money affair. One hidden asset the campaigns deploy is the professional fundraiser.
Supreme Court Will Not Hear Campaign Finance Case On Corporate Donations
The Supreme Court says it won’t hear a case that would have let candidates solicit money from corporations.