AND WHO IT IS MIGHT SURPRISE YOU
A large donation came in the door on Tuesday at Dunleavy for Alaska, the independent group working to elect Mike Dunleavy as governor.
Former gubernatorial candidate Scott Hawkins became the fourth-largest contributor to the independent expenditure group, with a $20,000 check.
“It was not my destiny to continue in the race for governor this year,” said Hawkins, who dropped from contention in June to focus on his health. “Nonetheless, we desperately need a fiscally conservative, pro-business leader in Juneau. Mike Dunleavy is the clear choice. Only he can end the hard-left, budget-busting governance of the past four years. I encourage my friends and colleagues in the Alaska business community to meet my challenge and respond in kind.”
“Terre Gales (chairman for Dunleavy for Alaska) and his team delivered a historic landslide victory in the primary. I am pleased to help them do it again in November,” Hawkins said.
“Scott Hawkins is a class act and we are thrilled to have his support. With a little over a month to go this donation will help us reach voters with Mike Dunleavy’s uplifting message about Alaska’s future,” Gales said this morning.
Dunleavy for Alaska has raised $766,614 so far this year, with most donations coming in from Alaskans at amounts under $500. Much of it has been spent increasing the name recognition of the former Arctic educator, who became a state senator before launching a bid for governor.
Meanwhile, the Dunleavy for Alaska group, responsible for the brightly colored and iconic campaign signs, rolled out a new mama moose design for those who are collecting the whole set: