Anchorage Assemblyman John Weddleton’s flyer to his district voters in South Anchorage makes the claim that special interest groups hate the fact that he is “nonpartisan.”
Must Read Alaska did the research. The truth is that Weddleton is the candidate for South Anchorage with all the special interest money, while he challenger, Randy Sulte, has just $50 donation from an interest group.
Voters will start marking their ballots as early as Monday, when the voting period starts for the Anchorage municipal elections. Weddleton, who votes consistently with the nine hard-left majority on the Assembly, faces newcomer Sulte, who has never run for office before.
Sulte (pronounced Sult) has brought in more individual contributions from employed people, while Weddleton has made up ground by getting contributions from labor unions and organizations that are surrogates for the Democratic Party, such as the Alaska Center for the Environment.
We rate Weddleton’s claim “four Pinocchios.”
Here’s the contribution breakdown between the two candidates: