An Anchorage speedo-flaunting vaudevillian blogger, who last time we checked still worked for GBR Oilfield Services (Billy Reynolds, President), has gotten involved in a lot of political races since arriving in Alaska a few years back from New Mexico, and seems to particularly have the long knives out for Alaska’s female political figures.
In his latest attack, the spudding salesman piles on Assembly Candidate Nikki Rose for being “xenophobic” because she is on record saying that criminals moving to Alaska are part of our problem, and that we need to focus on safety, not open borders.
Then, calling her a liar, he bullies her by saying she went to a Christian school (Grace Christian School), not public school, as she states in her literature.
The truth is that Nikki Rose is Native American and went to ASD public schools through the fifth grade. She is far from xenophobic but is definitely pro-safety, and she’s born and raised in West Anchorage. She has a family. She helped found the Sand Lake Community Patrol.
She also has the endorsement of many who have solid credentials, including former Gov. Sean Parnell and former Mayors Mystrom, Fink, and Wuerch, state senators and representatives, local assembly members, and a host of small business owners.
She is not the first minority woman candidate that this attention seeker has savaged, the other being Rep. Charisse Millett, against whom he is running a $30,000 independent expenditure campaign. She, too, is Alaska Native.
A couple years back, this New Mexican transplant threw his own hat in the ring against Sen. Natasha Von Imhof, who beat him handily. Earlier, he attacked Sen. Lesil McGuire while running against her, also unsuccessfully. He is especially outspoken at evening events where alcohol is available, and this writer speaks from personal experience.
Nikki Rose is right about the importance of safety. The man attacks women in politics. That’s his track record. One must hope that he is content with landing his blows on digital media.