Smash-mouth election week III: Pirates, mudflats, and NRA grades for all

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AARGH, THE PIRATES THEME HITS

The primary election on Aug. 16 is a snoozer for some voters, but not if you’re in District L Senate race, in which the unions have decided to get involved in a big money way.

Unconventional social-media candidate Jeff Landfield had a rough week, being hit by both Natasha Von Imhof and Craig Johnson, and then getting a really unhelpful endorsement or two.

Natasha finally joined the fray by putting out a pirate-themed literature drop that dissed her two opponents humorously:

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And then came the endorsement that no one wants from a web site that no one visits, but which is possibly still owned by the Senate Democratic Minority Press Secretary, Jeanne Devon, who lists herself as the site founder (retired, but not really).

Mudflats

The Shannyn Moore and Christopher Constant endorsements were merely icing on the cake:

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The fluffy puppies came out for Jeff in a video that also featured Andrew Halcro…can kittens be far behind?

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Over in the Craig Johnson for Senate camp, this flyer threw down the gauntlet on Second Amendment:

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MEANWHILE, IN THE DISTRICT 9 RACE,  SOCIAL MEDIA FAIL

A reader sent in this combination that appeared on his phone news feed today. The story is from a Jim Colver scandal from 2006 when he was on the Assembly, while the ad is for this race cycle. The social media ad just happened to pop up at the wrong time. Oops.

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‘LITTLE TRUMP’ AFTERGLOW

Reporter Nat Herz caught a clever Colver quote that…well, just read it:

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SENATE DISTRICT J CANDIDATE ED WESLEY FEELS THE BERN

Over in West Anchorage, Tom Begich is the establishment Democrat while Ed Wesley is carrying the torch for Bernie voters. We don’t have the heart to tell them they’re probably not voting in the primary:

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Tom Begich has The Boss Vince Beltrami in his corner, so we’re not sure Bernie’s going to be enough for Ed, what with all the union funds:

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EAGLE RIVER’S LAST-MINUTE AMBUSH

Rep. Lora Reinbold was pushed into a corner by Crystal Kennedy on an 2014 per-diem violation, and issued this press release:

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