Of the throng of Republicans known to be running for president, the state party says Marco Rubio is the first to announce an Alaska team. Anchorage political consultants Art and April Hackney have signed on to lead the Alaska campaign.
Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, drew some heat this spring when he unveiled his campaign logo. It dots the “Eye” in Rubio with an outline of the U.S. map, minus Alaska and Hawaii. Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat, promptly registered her objection via Twitter.