Peltola rebrands, this time with rusty red as her color to launch reelection in presidential year

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Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola is crisscrossing the state with campaign meet-and-greets this week, just days after a glossy mailer was sent from her official office, paid for by taxpayers, and customized by region, extolling the virtues of her first 18 months in office.

Her campaign launch started in Fairbanks on Monday, with both Fairbanks and North Pole on Tuesday’s schedule, Eagle River on Wednesday, Palmer on Thursday, Anchorage on Friday, and Juneau on Saturday.

She also sent a text message to all voters in Alaska on Monday, asking them to donate to her campaign.

Peltola has transitioned the look of her campaign website. Before, she went with a light blue color with brown, the exact colors used by the Alaska Democratic Party’s website. Now, she’s using a rusty red, perhaps in an effort to disassociate with the party and influence voters to see her as not a Democrat.

Other changes including moving her deputy communications director, Shannon Mason, completely out of the official congressional office and into the campaign office, where she now serves as the communication director for the campaign. It’s not surprising: Mason has been drawing a Peltola campaign salary since September. Peltola’s official office chief of staff, Anthony McParland, was also paid over $46,000 from the campaign last year, in addition to his $139,000 taxpayer-funded salary.

Mason has a good relationship with the liberal stable of reporters who follow Alaska. The mainstream media, in general, has been highly helpful to Peltola from the start.

Although she votes with Democrat Nancy Pelosi 90% of the time, Peltola’s campaign rollout ad only refers to Republicans who are dead, specifically the late Sen. Ted Stevens. She says, “To hell with politics…,” a line she borrowed from the late senator, who was a lifelong Republican.

Nowhere in her campaign rollout does she mention her endorsement of Joe Biden for president or her dozens of votes for Queens, N.Y. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries for House Speaker, or any of her Democrat fundraisers held for Outside politicians. She doesn’t mention she got First Lady Jill Biden and Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland to come to Bethel for an event, or that she flew on Air Force One back to the nation’s capital after an appearance with President Biden.

According to Republican candidate Nick Begich, Peltola is polling with 42% of Alaskans supporting her. She needs 50% plus 1 in order to win in November, and she has at least $1 million in her campaign account.

Some of her bigger campaign expenditures from last year include Strategies 360 of Washington, which has reorganized under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and NWF Strategies of California, which represents climate activists and anti-Israel political candidates.

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    • Yeah, but those glossy campaign mailers don’t make very good fire starters (no matter what the political persuasion of the sender).

  1. She really has a lot of cajónes, I’ll give her that quoting Ted Stevens. She is rotten to the core and is an extreme liberal who NEVER would have gotten voted in if it weren’t for Ranked Choice Voting, just like Murkowski. She needs to be voted out, people!

  2. OK, in that graphic, where it says Press Center, I really thought Peltola was going to try and pull a Weddleton. Pretend that she is a centrist, despite a strong record proving otherwise.
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    But is was a link for the news media to get press releases and see articles. Whew…

  3. Great News! For Nicholas Begich iii. Petolas switch must be sign that Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, Moderates, and Dunleavy’s base will try not to split the vote again as we did between Palin and Nicholas last time.

    Remember there is only one candidate! Rank Choice voting is only a deception deceiving the voters they can have more than one candidate. There will only be one candidate. Always.
    Kendall and murkowski is just wasting Alaskans time with it. This legislature will save everyone’s time and work toward repealing R-C-V.

  4. PELTOLA(!!!)
    … Has “no” meaningful vision and/or plan to enhance life for Alaskans.
    … Has “no” clue as to what it takes for Alaskans // Alaska to be successful.
    … Has “no” path forward to ensure Life, Liberty and Happiness.
    … Has delivered absolutely nothing for Alaskans and Alaska.

    Hands Down(!) … Nick would’ve been a better pick for Alaskans and Alaska.

    • Nick Begich has done a wonderful job creating jobs abroad as well as making money from his father’s books which promote conspiracy theories.
      Although he is a descendant of an Alaskan political dynasty, his views are much more aligned with states in the Lower 48.
      All his promises are simply promising words. He has no actions that back up his words.
      Mary Peltola was born and raised in Alaska which makes her much more credible even though you may dislike her political party.
      If you look closely at Don Young’s 50some political scorecard, he was much less effective than say the late Senator Ted Stevens plus he pulled some unethical tricks for which he got called on the carpet by the House Ethics Committee.
      Washington DC is a tough place to gain acceptance into and find your marks in. Rep. Peltola has only been on the job for 1-1/2 years.
      In your initial professional position how many miracles did you manage to pull off and how often did you please everyone and displease no-one?
      Geez!

  5. It sounds like she sent a campaign mailer at taxpayer expense. Did I misunderstand this? Also, the woman is liberal through and through. She needs to be gone, has done nothing for Alaska citizens.

  6. I have been known to collect them during campaign season and returning them to the sender. It’s worth the price in postage.

  7. Of course she doesn’t mention any of these “facts” they are not helpful to her image in Alaska!!!!
    Any single one of these next few items SHOULD have been the kiss of death to an Alaskan politician!!!
    Her endorsement of Joe Biden for president or her dozens of votes for N.Y. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries for House Speaker, or any of her Democrat fundraisers held for Outside politicians. She doesn’t mention she got First Lady Jill Biden and Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland to come to Bethel for an event, or that she flew on Air Force One back to the nation’s capital after an appearance with President Biden.

    • Amen. EVERYONE NEEDS TO GET OUT AND VOTE ON ELECTION DAY. If the a-holes in legislation don’t do away with rcv, then we need to know how to “rank properly” to get the results favorable for people that want to save Alaska from the demonrats.

  8. Peltola and Begich aren’t the only ones running for this seat. Nancy Dahlstrom deserves a look too.

    • So, why isn’t Nancy Dahlstrom pointing out the illegal campaigning that Peltola is doing at schools? It is all a big show to make us think that we have a choice. None of the lizards running are working for the people – they all have globalist masters.

  9. Peltola is one of Joe Biden’s people. She isn’t qualified to represent Alaska or Alaskans. Dump her in 2024.

  10. I received an email from her yesterday (1-23-2024) regarding wanting to know how I’m affected by a government shutdown. Unfortunately, the email starts out: “Dear James”. Since no one in my household is named James, I don’t know who she is talking to. Just another email to delete.

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