DC correspondent, Alaska Public Media. @AKpublicnews (Ex-McClatchy, -ADN, -Mizzou.) I❤️Chugach. News tips: lruskin@alaskapublic.org

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Joined February 2009
Air Force 1 was in the skies over Anchorage today. President Biden stopped at JBER at 2:56 pm to refuel. He was spotted on the tarmac, briefly enjoying the sunny day. Temps in the high 60s, probably hitting 70 amidst all that black pavement.
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Hmmm ... No more morning prayer in Congress? Hava Nagila all the livelong day?
“The time for gentile politics as usual has come to an end.”
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No, Mark Begich is not endorsing his nephew, Nick Begich III, for U.S. House. The former U.S. senator has endorsed Anchorage Assemblyman Chris Constant.
Chris Constant is honored to have earned the endorsement of Democratic leader Mark Begich. Chris and Mark have worked together on a variety of community initiatives for more than two decades. conta.cc/3Mm4YmJ #Constant4Congress #Alaska #Congress #endorsement
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Feds sue State of Alaska over salmon fishing rules on the Kuskokwim. The fish runs have been weak for years. The suit says the state must give a preference to rural residents who fish for subsistence. alaskapublic.org/2022/05/18/… via @AKPublicNews
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Hilarious! Everyone who’s read Jeff’s yard care advice for a few years was yelling that reaction to ‘rake’ b4 we finished reading the tweet
Best part of the morning Congressional forum was when Sarah Palin was asked about her role model. "Definitely my dad; he's out in Wasilla right now and I'm going to go help him rake his yard when I get home." Jeff Lowenfels: "You don't need to rake." #AKleg #AKelect
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…but, of course, @lisamurkowski is far too “pro-choice” to suit conservatives of Alaska GOP who are backing @KellyForAlaska
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Yet, with Alaska’s new ranked choice voting, having a Democrat in the race might help Murkowski. Could drive more lefties to vote and they might choose her as their 2nd.
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Liz Ruskin-AK public radio reporter retweeted
Visiting @lruskin's famed Capitol office. Bringing DC to Alaskans on the air waves! ❤️
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“I think she’s doing what she always does, which is trying to appease both sides. And too scared to take a stand":Lindsay Kavanaugh, Alaska Democratic Party. alaskapublic.org/2022/05/11/… via @AKPublicNews
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Bristol Bay fishermen on the Hill today, pressing Congress to press the EPA to permanently block the Pebble Mine. Tom Tilden, Curyung chief: "We have a record run coming to this summer -- 70m fish coming back. That is unheard of ...
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"We are we are the greatest salmon producer in the world. And we want to we want that to continue."
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A rare published poll in the Alaska U.S. House race.
OFFICIAL RELEASE: Begich in strong position to replace Young, Santa Claus in 4th in latest special election poll. Alaska Survey Research Statewide Alaska 605 likely special election voters +/-4% MOE Fielded online Dates:  5/6-9/2022 1/16
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The margin of error means there's not much difference among the frontrunners, or among the middle of the pack. Also, this poll was mostly conducted before the dustup between Gross and the Democratic Party, fwiw.
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Also, this seems a very tricky situation to poll.
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this poll of Alaska US House candidates in the special election was conducted May 6-9. Lot of variables at work -- first ever mail-only election in Alaska, a whopping 48 candidates, new open primary ....
Replying to @IvanMoore1
Q:  In late May and early June, a vote-by-mail election will be held to elect a replacement for Congressman Don Young. If you were voting today, for whom would you vote?  Palin 19% Begich 16% Gross 13% Claus 6% Peltola 5% Constant 5% Sweeney 4% … 2/16
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