Project Guardrail: Alaska 2020
Top Republicans are suddenly paying close attention to a sleepy Alaska Senate race after a little-known independent challenger with the state Democratic Party’s endorsement out-raised incumbent Dan Sullivan in the third quarter. Sullivan, part of the Republican wave that won control of the Senate in 2014.
Privately, that disparity is raising eyebrows among some Republicans, who worry Sullivan might be too complacent.
Lindsay Kavanaugh, a senior strategist for the Alaska Democratic Party, said Republican concerns are not misplaced. Sullivan, she said, “is not as in tune to what’s going on in this state as he should be.”
Indeed, with current polling showing Alaska a statistical dead heat a pickup here could be our best shot at a majority in the United States Senate.
2008 U.S. Senate Election
Key Target Counties:
Alaska Senate Election
Every Vote Counts!
How we take back Alaska: channel its' independent streak
Independent candidates are typically at a disadvantage, and Alaska has voted Republican in White House races since 1968. President Trump won the state by 14.7 percentage points three years ago. But Alaska voters are independent-minded, a quality that is occasionally nettlesome for Republicans and has produced quirky results. Here is how Al Gross can win:
First, Gross needs resources ASAP so that he can finish filling out his core media and GOTV efforts.
Second, Gross needs to MAXIMIZE turnout among voters Alaska Indian voters. They represent 17% of the states voting age population! (Click 👉 HERE to learn more about Native GOTV.)
Third, Gross needs to increase the Democratic margin in urban and suburban counties that carried former Senator Mark Begich in 2008.
Finally, a rising tide lifts all boats: Gross needs his Congressional running mate, Alyse Galvin (I-AK), who is polling 45/45 against Don Young (R-AK) continue to hold her own. (Click 👉 HERE to donate to Alyse Galvin!)
Dr. Al Gross – is certainly one of us. He has the ‘right stuff’ and understands how the influence of ‘big money’ has destroyed people’s trust in government. He can win, but not without your help. This race will be decided by a few thousand votes so don't wait or delay. Get involved right now.
Dan Sullivan has an atrocious record on healthcare including voting to repeal Medicaid expansion which would cost thousands of Alaskans their jobs.
Donald Trump and his party will do everything they can to spread misinformation, but TakeItBack.Org's band of information elves will be pushing back.
Secure the Vote:
We used artificial intelligence to develop a comprehensive support system for vote-by-mail and absentee programs in Alaska.
Here are a few more ways you can make an impact in Alaska...
Turn out the Native Vote for Dr. Al Gross!
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Help the AK Dems turnout the vote! Consider this:
👉Alaska Natives comprise 17% of Alaska's Voting Age Population and they vote 90% Democrat!
👉According to the Congress of American Indians Less than 42% of the voting age population participated in 2018 mid terms.
👉This means there are as many as 55,000 "undervotes" who could participate in the 2020 election and will with your help.
Registration deadline: October 4
Absentee ballot deadline: October 24
Early Voting deadline: October 19-November 2
GOTV Staff: help hire local staff for GOTV!
Community Organizing Events: masks, feeds, transport!
Food for Peace Alaska
U.S. Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was a passionate advocate for the poor and most vulnerable among us. George was appointed by President Kennedy to run his Food for Peace initiative where he founded the World Food Programme in 1962. We admire George for his commitment to feeding the hungry. Please make a gift to the Food Bank of Alaska in his honor:
Food Bank of Alaska:
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Food Bank of Alaska:
2121 Spar Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Senator George McGovern
(First Director, Food for Peace Program)
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