The news program, Alaska Fish Radio, a production of Laine Welch, published an action alert to its followers on Facebook, advising commercial fishers to re-register as undeclared or nonpartisan voters. She wants them to vote in the Aug. 21 primary, and vote against Mike Dunleavy — but for Mead Treadwell.
Alaska Fish Radio, heard on 30 radio stations, has received awards for public service programming from the Alaska Press Club. On its official Facebook page, it routinely bashes President Donald Trump. Now it’s is going after Mike Dunleavy with a fillet knife.
Sponsors of Alaska Fish Radio include the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (which gets $1 million from the State of Alaska each year), the nonprofit Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, and the nonprofit Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center. Ocean Beauty Seafoods is also a sponsor.
Welch writes a column called Fish Factor, which appears in newspapers across the state.
Here is the alert, in full:
Action alert for Alaskans:
Mike Dunleavy would be a disaster for Alaska fishing communities and the fishing industry!! Any AK voter who is registered as Undeclared or Nonpartisan can vote in the August 21 primary where voters will choose between Dunleavy and Mead Treadwell as the candidate who will run against Walker (Independent) and Begich (Democrat).
If you want to vote in the Republican primary (even if you do not intend to vote for a Republican in the Nov. general election) you must change your registration to U or N by July 20.