It’s the Biden 2020 hide-in-the-basement campaign strategy: Rep. Mary Peltola earlier this month announced that at the end of August, she would host a town hall to hear from Alaskans.
This week, Peltola revealed the details — it will be a phone call town hall only:
“I’ve been traveling all over Alaska for the last few weeks, and one concern that I keep hearing from people is the high cost of energy. That’s why I’m holding a telephone town hall meeting this coming Tuesday, August 29, for all Alaskans to discuss this issue.”
In reality, Peltola was gone from Alaska for the first half of the month but showed up Aug. 16 at the Silver Salmon Creek in the Lake Clark area, at a invitation-only fishing event. Then she met with Biden officials who have been touring the state and attended a reception at the Kenai Classic, squeezing in fundraisers for her reelection campaign between stops, including one at a home on the shore of Cook Inlet in Anchorage on Thursday night.
“Register below and you can call in the comfort of your own home to ask questions and listen to updates on what I’m doing to make energy more affordable, accessible, and reliable in Alaska,” Peltola wrote in an email. “I can’t wait to speak with you!”
The telephone format allows her and her staff to control the meeting and eliminate any dissent or signage that might show up at a physical town hall.
To register for her telephone town hall, follow this link.