With 32 days left until the exciting Alaska primary (and special general election for the temporary congressional seat), it’s time to make sure you are registered to vote. Register or update your registration by 11:59 pm on July 17 at https://voterregistration.alaska.gov. Division of Election regional offices will be open Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from noon to 4 pm.
Fundraisers: Kathy Henslee fundraiser on Thursday netted her campaign for Alaska House of Representatives about $12,000, which should help greatly. There was a good turnout, including Mayor Dave Bronson, pictured above.
Another good turnout was for the Nick Begich for Congress fundraiser at Matt and Laurie Fagnani house in Anchorage, with lots of new faces in the crowd at the lovely home.
Bear Paw: In Eagle River, the Bear Paw Festival got underway this week, and we spotted Nick Begich campaigning for Congress in the drizzling rain on Friday. We also saw Rep. Ken McCarty, who is running for Senate for Eagle River, cooking hot dogs with candidate for House Dan Saddler. Nancy Dahlstrom, running for lieutenant governor with Gov. Mike Dunleavy, was also making the rounds.
This weekend is when the action really starts in Eagle River, and you can expect that Jamie Allard for House will have the most festive and fun-loving entry in the Bear Paw parade. Watch for her group. (Alas, Must Read Alaska will not have an entry this year.)
Endorsements: Les Gara for governor got the endorsement of Betsy Peratrovich, granddaughter of Elizabeth Peratrovich. Carole Triem of the Juneau Assembly, also endorsed Gara, because he is pro-abortion.
Alaska March On, radical group from the far, far Left, endorsed Pat Chesbro for U.S. Senate, Mary Peltola for Congress, and Les Gara for governor.
Jim Winegarner endorsed Kelly Tshibaka for U.S. Senate.