Tag Archives: David Haase

Alaska Write-ins Top Number of Votes for Anyone on Ballot in U.S. Senate Race

Ballot Access News:

Lisa Murkowski seems well-positioned to win re-election as a write-in candidate. The Alaska Elections Division reports [..] as of 9 a.m. Alaska time on November 3, [..] write-in 41.00%; Miller 34.20%; McAdams 23.74%; [Libertarian] Haase .54%; the two independent candidates .52%.

See also Uncovered Politics.

If Murkowski prevails, as now seems likely, she will be the first US Senator elected by write-in since Strom Thurmond in the 1950s.… Read more ...

Murkowski, Libertarian Saboteur?

After helping federal magistrate Joe Miller win an upset Republican primary against incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, the prominent Tea Party Express continues to pour money into advertising in the state. However, Murkowski, the victim of the PAC’s attacks in her nascent write-in campaign, is speaking out against the PAC’s latest ad.… Read more ...

No Libertarian ballot line for Murkowski

According to the Washington Times, Real Clear Politics, and the Associated Press, David Haase (the current Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska) will not withdraw to let Lisa Murkowski (incumbent U.S. Senator who lost the Republican primary) have the Libertarian Party ballot line. Haase was very clear that his decision was final in both articles.… Read more ...

You say yes, I say no, Murkowski and Alaska Libertarians say maybe

Even after the party previously denied sitting Senator Lisa Murkowski a place on their ballot this November, the Senator’s campaign is still talking with the Alaska Libertarian Party and the party’s chairman says that they’re “in discussions,” although the party’s decision “will not be reversed.”  Murkowski lost the Republican primary to challenger Joe Miller, but cannot run as an independent because of filing deadlines. … Read more ...

Murkowski As Libertarian Polls 34%

From PublicPolicyPolling’s blog:

In a three way contest with Murkowski running as the Libertarian candidate [Republican Joe] Miller leads but with only 38% to 34% for Murkowski and 22% for [Democrat Scott] McAdams. Democrats have been hopeful that Murkowski will run on the assumption she would split the Republican vote but her supporters actually go 47-23 for McAdams in a two way contest with Miller.

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Alaska: Will The Libertarian Party Sell Out Its Principles To Win A Senate Seat?

Think Progress:

In a stunning upset, Tea Party activist and Sarah Palin-endorsee Joe Miller appears to have upset incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Though there are still around ten thousand absentee ballots yet to be counted, analysts agree it is unlikely Murkowski will be able to close her 1,668 vote deficit.… Read more ...

Senator Stevens found guilty; what does it mean for the election?

Today, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was convicted of seven charges of corruption. He said, “I’m not stepping down,” but what does it mean for the November 4th election, and especially the minor party candidates in that election? It certainly does not bode well for Stevens, who is up for reelection.

The leading minor party candidate, Alaskan Independence Party candidate Bob Bird, was optimistic:

What I no longer need to guess about is that this campaign for the Senate is
going to start gaining attention.
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Minor party candidates in Alaska

If you’re voting in Alaska this November – or voting by absentee ballot for candidates in Alaska – what are your minor party and independent options? I have tried my best to compile a list here. Feel free to point out what I’ve missed in the comments. Also, if you compose a list like this for your own state, I would be more than willing to post it.… Read more ...

Libertarian David Haase and Alaskan Independence Party candidate Bob Bird in Alaska US Senate Debate

From the Peninusla Clarion, thanks to Bob Bird via contact.ipr@gmail.com

Full article here.

The responses at Tuesday’s U.S. senate forum, co-sponsored by both Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce and the Alaska Industry Support Alliance, were as varied and unique as the candidates running.

Mayor of Anchorage Mark Begich, a Democrat, Libertarian David Haase and Alaskan Independence Party candidate Bob Bird squared off at the Soldotna Sports Center in front of a full crowd.

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Alaska Libertarians may not be able to replace U.S. Senate nominee

Alaska Division of Elections officials said Friday that the state’s Libertarian Party cannot replace David Haase as its nominee for U.S. Senate unless Haase agrees to step down himself, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports. Haase “appears to have no intention of dropping out. ‘My goal is to be the next U.S.… Read more ...

Alaska Libertarians could drop U.S. Senate nominee

Alaska’s Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the Alaska Libertarian Party “is considering replacing candidate David Haase‘s name on the November ballot in the U.S. Senate race with Republican David Cuddy” after Haase “sent a letter to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Tuesday blasting the leadership of the Libertarian party and apologizing” to incumbent Republican Ted Stevens.… Read more ...