| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Around the holidays, I usually write a year-end review column. Highlights and lowlights from Maryland or American politics and culture — that sort of thing.
But this year, as we pass from 2013 into 2014, I want to try something a little different....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:01 PM
By John Whitesides
WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - Republicans must pick up a
net of six seats from Democrats to regain control of the U.S.
Senate in the Nov. 4 elections. The key battles
are likely to play out in these 13 states:
ALASKA - Democratic...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When Barack Obama won a historic victory in 2008, eight Democratic candidates captured Senate seats that had been in Republican hands.
Those same Democrats are now facing their first reelection campaigns in a less friendly political climate, and...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:38 AM
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich raised nearly $1 million toward his re-election effort during the second quarter of the year.
Begich reported having $2 million on hand at the end of June.
The summary of Begich's latest financial disclosure to the Federal...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell brought in about $170,000 during the latest reporting period as he gets his campaign for U.S. Senate in Alaska off the ground.
The reporting period covered the second quarter but Treadwell's fundraising numbers were limited to...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Joe Miller has reported raising about $18,000 during the second quarter of the year as he seeks the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.
Miller reported ending June with nearly $320,000 on hand as he seeks the Senate seat held by Democrat...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Joe Miller, the 2010 Republican Senate Candidate, made his first major political speech in 12 months in the state and said he’s contemplating a 2014 Senate run at the Alaska Libertarian Party convention held Saturday in a midtown hotel.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Steph and Lela Figarelle became the first same-sex couple to be married at the top of the Empire State Building in 2012. The Anchorage couple returned home to a state that doesn't recognize gay marriage -- but the Figarelles think the tide may finally...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:41 PM
Former Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller has thrown his hat into the ring against Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Begich.
Miller filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month.
In his statement of candidacy, Miller listed...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Alaska Democrats have endorsed U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for re-election.
The endorsement is somewhat unusual in that the party typically doesn't announce its support for any one candidate in a primary.
Party spokesman Zack Fields says the party can...
| May 10, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Alaska's senior U.S. senator has been picked to lead the National Republican Senatorial Committee's "Native American Program."
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, in a release, said she was proud to take on leadership of the new initiative. It is aimed at improving...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:32 PM
SEATTLE — Sarah Palin’s last elective position in Alaska ended early when in 2009 she abandoned the governorship midway through her first term.
But tea party activists appear eager for a comeback, urging supporters to contribute money toward...