Today is Alaska’s Primary Election. The state has endured a long, harsh period of economic austerity, motivating most political candidates to fixate on three priorities:
- Protect the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD)
- Adequate funding for public education
- Public safety
But there are some progressive candidates in Alaska, who enhance these priorities with a broader view. Of particular note…
- Alyce Galvin, CD-At-Large
- Carol Hafner, CD-At-Large
- Dimitri Shein, CD-At-Large
- Mark Begich, Governor
- Ed Alexander, State House 6
- Zack Fields, State House 20
- Elias Rojas, State House 20
- Dennis Harris, State House 32
- Andy Story, State House 34
Carol Hafner is far and away the most progressive candidate running in Alaska today.
I know that because, being a complete nerd, I thought it would be interesting to score how far Left Alaskan progressive candidates lean… on a spreadsheet. As per usual, I relied on the candidate’s website to determine where he or she stands on the issues. This time, however, I evaluated the candidates according to 25 different progressive priorities.
Don’t expect any one candidate to embrace all the priorities. Most focus on a select few. Therefore I’d say that a “10” is a pretty darn good progressive score, which is what Hafner received.
Click on the following link if you’d like to check out the spreadsheet: Progressive Candidates – Aug 21 & 28, 2018 Primaries.
For more candidate info regarding the August 21 and 28 primaries, follow this link: Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Dates: August 21 and 28, 2018.
Progressive Congress of Bust!