The Utah Democratic Party officially decided not to nominate a candidate to challenge U.S. Senator Mike Lee. Instead, the Democrats are joining with a coalition of independents (and the United Utah Party) to back Evan McMullin.
During Saturday’s at times chaotic convention at Cottonwood High School in the Salt Lake County suburb of Murray, a faction of delegates put forth a motion to opt against choosing Kael Weston as the party’s Democratic U.S.
Andrew Halcro served two terms in the Alaska state house as a Republican from 1998 to 2002. In 2006 he waged a strong bid for governor as an independent, winning 9.5% of the vote in the general election.
Numerous politicians have now publicly donated political contributions from Cutler to the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Maine Public Media recently recapped the story and the fallout, noting that the scandal “obscures his novel effect on Maine politics.”… Read more ...
Al Gross, an orthopedic surgeon and commercial fisherman with deep familial roots in Alaska politics, is polling in a near tie for first place against Sarah Palin in this year’s special election for the state’s lone U.S. House seat.
Gross, who received more than 40% of the vote for U.S. Senate as the Democratic nominee in 2020, is running as an independent this time around.… Read more ...
Former two-time Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has been arrested. The businessman and environmentalist is facing four counts of possession of sexually explicit materials of a child under 12, according to prosecutors.
The Bangor Daily News reported that Cutler resigned from the board of a nonprofit shortly after his home was raided and searched by police:
Cutler, 75, resigned from his position as president of the board of directors of the nonprofit on Wednesday, citing personal reasons, Lerner Foundation Executive Director Don Carpenter said in an email.
HEPOLA HITS THE TRAIL: Forward Party gubernatorial candidate Cory Hepola “revealed his three main campaign ‘pillars’ during a meeting of the Perham Noon Rotary on Thursday, March 24.”
“I am running for governor of Minnesota because we deserve better,” said Hepola during his speech. “We are allowing the 10% of extreme voices hijack the conversation and to push this conversation into bad places and into inactivity … and I just couldn’t sit by anymore, I couldn’t wait anymore, as this was continuing to happen, this lack of progress.”… Read more ...
WALKER/DRYGAS BANKS LABOR CASH: The Independent gubernatorial ticket of former Governor Bill Walker and his running mate Heidi Drygas show nearly $65,000 in contributions from labor political action committees (PAC). The money comes from 12 separate labor PACs and represents nearly 10% of their reported income of $667,000.