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Breaking: Prowlers at Don Young campaign office caught on video


Video camera from a business across the street from Alaskans for Don Young’s campaign headquarters shows the possible perpetrators ran toward offices of the Alaska Democratic Party and Al Gross for Senate campaign headquarters.

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The video shows that at 3:42 am on Monday, the time of the break-in, two figures dash from the Don Young headquarters, and sneak along buildings until reaching the Democratic Party’s headquarters, where they two disappear into a passageway between the ADP offices and the temporary offices of Democratic candidate Al Gross.

There’s no reason to believe that the break in is anything of the magnitude of the Watergate scandal of the 1972 Nixon campaign.

That scandal became public after June 17, 1972, when several burglars were arrested in the office of the Democratic National Committee, which was inside the Watergate complex of buildings in Washington, D.C. The burglary was stopped by security guards at 2:30 am. The prowlers were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign while stealing documents and setting wiretaps inside the Democratic Headquarters.

This time, the burglary took place at the darkest hour in Alaska: On Monday, July 20, the darkest hour in Anchorage was between 2:45 am and 3:45 am.

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Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


    • I wondered the same. When I watched it a second time, I noticed this is someone filming the camera monitor. You can see the edge of the monitor on the left at one point.

  1. Not surprising given the thug tactics his campaign used against Dan Sullivan last week.

  2. I’m willing to bet ADP and Gross campaign surveillance systems stopped working just about that time.

  3. Not on the magnitude of the Watergate scandal. Correct. As I recall, in the Watergate break in the cops found five men hiding in the National Democratic Headquarters. They had recording equipment and cash; one was an employee of the Nixon campaign. The rest is history. So if the police later discover the guys running on the video are connected to the Gross campaign, it will be newsworthy.

  4. This certainly rules out a random break in, unless of course ,the Dems claim that they too were broken into. Look for it!

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