Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Ballot Counting Continues

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage and Dave Donaldson, APRN – Anchorage APRN’s Juneau correspondent, Dave Donaldson, is keeping tabs on the returns today. The vote...

Lt. Governor Responds to Vote Tampering Allegation

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell is responding to a complaint by the Miller campaign of alleged vote tampering at the...

Miller’s Lead Continues to Slip

Senate candidate Joe Miller's lead over incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski continued to shrink Tuesday as election officials began counting absentee and other ballots. As...

Miller Lead Narrows as Officials Begin Counting Absentee Ballots

Senate candidate Joe Miller's lead over incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski narrowed to just 1,325 votes Tuesday morning as election officials began counting absentee and...

Libertarian Party Not Considering Murkowski for Ballot Spot

Photo and Story by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage The Alaska Libertarian Party announced today they will not consider letting Senator Lisa Murkowski use...

Miller Chides Murkowski for Using “Outside Help”

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Joe Miller is chiding Senator Lisa Murkowski’s campaign team for what he calls “outside help,” but he has...

Joe Miller a Hot Commodity in Media Since Primary

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller of Fairbanks has been a hot media commodity since taking the lead in the...

Thousands Gather for Glenn Beck Rally Featuring Palin

Photos and Story by Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC Saturday for Fox...

Miller Campaign Sends Controversial Tweet

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC In the tight Republican Senate primary race between Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller, a new vote count won’t...

Observers Watching Absentee Ballot Count Closely

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC In another spat between the two campaigns, Joe Miller says the...

Berkowitz Plans to Give Alaskans Chance to Buy Share in Natural Gas Pipeline

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Ethan Berkowitz wants to give Alaskans a chance to buy a share in the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline.   The...

Stevens to be Buried in Arlington

Associated Press The family of former Senator Ted Stevens says he will be buried September 28 at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., in...

General Election Campaigns Begin for Some; Others Still Waiting

Libby Casey, APRN - Anchorage Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ethan Berkowitz kicks off his general election campaign today with the announcement of an energy policy.   Meanwhile,...

Division of Elections Sorting Through Absentee Ballots

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks It will be weeks before there’s a final tally in the close U.S. Senate Republican primary race between incumbent...

Miller Optimistic About Potential Primary Results

Libby Casey, APRN – Anchorage Joe Miller defied polls and pundits’ expectations with his strong showing at the voting booth Tuesday.  In the two...

Campaigners Take Time to Consider Options

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau and Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Candidates and voters are still recuperating from the surprise results of Tuesday’s election. ...

Absentee Ballots Could be Key in Senate Primary

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage It will be Berkowitz and Benson versus Parnell and Treadwell, but will it be Miller versus McAdams?  The count is...

Miller Stays Ahead; Murkowski Waiting on Absentee Ballots

Photo and Story by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage With all but two precincts reporting, Joe Miller is holding his lead in the Republican...

Pundits Marvel at Miller’s Strong Showing

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Political scientists and pundits across the country are marveling at Joe Miller’s strong showing in yesterday’s primary. Download Audio...

Senate Primary Motivates Richardson Highway Voters

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks The Miller-Murkowski contest motivated some Richardson Highway community voters in yesterday’s primary. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports, they were...