The incumbent senator chairs a subcommittee that funds the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service and serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
“It feels like we finally have Alaskans fighting for Alaskans. Gunalchéesh,” said Richard Peterson, president of Tlingit and Haida Central Council.
An officer of the Alaska Republican Party is suing Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and the Division of Elections for the decision to allow independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott to merge their campaigns.