THE ANCHORAGE DAILY PLANET
Looking at the amount of money spent on Anchorage Assembly races by unions’ political action committees leads to only one conclusion: They really, really like the five incumbents standing for re-election in Tuesday’s municipal election.
With six of the Assembly’s 11 seats up for grabs, it is easy to understand the unions’ – including public employees unions and trade unions with city labor contracts – interest in this election. The liberal makeup of the Assembly could be changed by voters in this election.
The organizations’ political action committees have spent more than $75,000 on the six races, with one race, in Chugiak/Eagle River, where there is no incumbent in the contest – receiving only $2,000 of that amount.
Unions poured a lot of money into Tuesday’s election to keep the status quo.
Gee, we wonder why.