Press release sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
In an historic and bold move, a new bipartisan coalition has been
formed in Alaska for election 2010, at least in the battle for four
seats in the Alaska Legislature, including that of Speaker of the House.
The Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) and the Alaska Libertarian Party
(ALP) have both agreed to endorse and support each others candidates for the Alaska Legislature this year.
There are three Alaska Libertarian Party candidates, Robert Clift in
HD21 in Anchorage, Harley Brown in HD25 in Spenard/Jewell Lake and
Scott Kohlhaas in HD20 in Mountainview, Russian Jack and Northeast
Anchorage. There is one Alaskan Independence Party candidate,
Ray Southwell, RN of Nikiski, who is challenging Alaska Speaker of the
House, Milke Chenault in House District 34. Southwell said, “Isn’t
it time that like minded people from all political persuasions band
together in defense of our liberties by electing those who will hold our
Lynette Clark, AIP Chairman said, “Holding government accountable has gone beyond partisan politics. The individual citizen is responsible for their government now, and the government they will pass onto their children. Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of this country. I believe those candidates which the Alaskan Independence Party is endorsing are in no way a vote for ‘the lesser of two evils’, but the right candidates for this election and this country.”
While the Libertarians had this to say, “The Alaska Libertarian Party
proudly accepts the endorsement of the Alaskan Independence Party
for its candidates for State Representative. Robert Clift was “pleased to have the endorsement”. “They may be on to something”, he said.
Harley Brown considers the endorsement “an honor and a privilege”.
“It’s very gratifying to see the two other officially recognized parties working together”, he said. Scott Kohlhaas was “elated”. “We have been working for the same goals for so long, it makes perfect sense to work in a bipartisan manner”, Kohlhaas said.
The Executive committee of the Alaska Libertarian Party voted to
endorse Mr. Ray G. Southwell of the Alaskan Independence Party for
State Representative in District 34. “We enthusistically endorse
Ray G. Southwell for State Representative in District 34,” said Scott Kohlhaas, chairman of the Alaska Libertarian Party. “We hope and pray he can make a breakthrough for freedom on the Kenai Peninsula!”, he said.