A fundraising letter to residents in the Geneva Woods neighborhood makes it sound like Democrat candidate Forrest Dunbar thinks his opponent in the mayor’s race is actually Must Read Alaska.
Dunbar asks his recipients to pitch in $50, $100, or $200 to support his vision for Alaska, which is “bold, proactive, and fact-based leadership.”
“Our far-right opponents have embraced conspiratorial, anti-science rhetoric that would have us ignore COVID rather than face it head on. They support the toxic partisanship of Save Anchorage and Must Read Alaska,” he continues. And worse, his “far-right opponents” hold events where people do not wear masks, which “threaten our hard-won progress toward re-starting our economy.”
Dunbar goes on to say that his campaign has outraised every other candidate by tens of thousands of dollars, “And we’re the only campaign to earn the endorsement and support of the Alaska Center and more than a dozen labor unions, including the AFL-CIO and the Anchorage Education Association.”
Residents of Geneva Woods have been united against the policies promoted by Dunbar, including the purchase of the nearby Golden Lion Hotel for use as a homeless and drug-and-alcohol center.
Dunbar is arguably the farthest left of over a dozen mayoral candidates appearing on the ballot that will be sent to voters in the municipality on March 15. The conservatives with the most visible and financial support who are running for office include Mike Robbins, Dave Bronson, and Bill Evans. The election ends April 6.
Must Read Alaska is a publication and that “keeps the mainstream media on their toes” by telling the other side of the story than the one the liberal media chooses to report. The publication’s Facebook page reached 1.2 million Facebook users last month, and the website averages 20,000 visitors a day. Newsletters published by Must Read Alaska reach 13,000 email addresses in Alaska eight times a week.
Save Anchorage is a Facebook group dedicated to better government in Anchorage, which formed about the time that the Anchorage Assembly decided to buy four properties for its homeless industrial complex plan. It has nearly 9,000 members.
The two organizations are not connected, although one can read the media’s portrayal of them as associated at the Anchorage Press.