The Alaska Stalker – April 18, 2022

 

Welcome to this edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape.

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The congressional special primary election has continued to captivate Alaska politicos. Radio and video ads are out, signs are going up, and we even got a sneak peak at the ballot. Kudos to candidate Rep. Adam Wool for getting this vital information out to folks ASAP.

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Wait a minute, now I’m confused. Which way is correct?

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No big, I’ll just go ask the newbie hire at Alaskans for Better Elections what’s up. Oh, wait… ❌❌❌

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Finally found some info. Looks like they’re using M&M’s to educate Alaskans, and I am here for it! I am also overcome with a sense of déjà vu. Where have I seen this before??? 🤔

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Often imitated, never duplicated. 😎

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Moving on, check out the handmade addition to these former Al Gross for Senate signs. I thought Al was an independent. Didn’t he raise like $500,000 in 24 hours just a couple weeks ago? Maybe he’s a fiscal conservative after all.

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Jeff Lowenfels seems intent on defining himself as an attorney and not a gardener. Weird flex, but I have an open mind.

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If he’s not into the gardening thing anymore then he definitely needs to do a rebrand ASAP. Gardening puns for days.

 

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At first I was skeptical of Tara Sweeny’s $500 per person suggested donation. Then the ANCSA Regional Association endorsed her. She shoulda upped it to $1000 per person!

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In the end it’s Santa and Palin that continue to have everyone in a tizzy. 😵

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Even the turkeys have heard about Sarah’s run, and some are going into hiding.

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While she’s off to a slow start, Sarah seems to have grassroots support.

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If Sarah likes the homegrown look and is searching for someone to design her campaign signs, I know a guy. 😬

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I’m surprised “Santa is running for Congress” hasn’t blown up more nationally. Local reporters are still on the Santa train, and the jokes keep coming.

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Their are, of course, some skeptics.

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I am far from a Santa naysayer. However, I do find it odd he is passionate about children reading “The Joy of Sex” 🥴

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When it comes to hot button topics candidate Christopher Constant sides with California over Alaska. Will he do that in Congress, too? 😮

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From the first vote tally, newly elected Assembly member Randy Sutle was ahead of Assembly member John Weddleton. Randy exercised some restraint and didn’t pop the champagne right away.

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Apparently he waited until 9:48 a.m. on a Saturday to pop those bottles.

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In Eagle River, Assembly member Gretchen Wehmhoff had a poignant concession statement.

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If you think this is a zoo, just wait until newly elected Assembly member Kevin Cross’ first Assembly meeting. Kevin, can you please re-release your Forrest Dunbar parody on YouTube ASAP?

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I might be going out on a limb here, but I can think of one thing in particular that a long time girlfriend miiiight want other than a robot vacuum.

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Let’s check in with the Anchorage Assembly members not up for re-election, shall we? Assembly member Austin Quinn-Davidson had the best idea and literally left the country for the election.

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While Assembly member Felix Rivera left the Infrastructure Symposium due to, and I’m not making this up, a lack of chairs. Can he not stand?

 

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Like it or not, the East side is going to see some changes in representation next year. Stalker fav George Martinez announced he’s running for Pete Petersen’s seat.

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OMG.

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Purely speculation, but could a George vs. Stephanie showdown be in our future?

 

 

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Assembly member Jamie Allard was not a winner on election night, nor at her local VFW.

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Jamie, I feel your pain! While it was only $243.50, I’ll never forget my loss in 2013. You always have to sign in with that dollar….

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Team Walker/Drygas is facing some truly chilling online harassment. While “I’d rather swallow a jean jacket” is not as vulgar as “Dunleavy skis in jeans,” I think it could be a close second. 👖

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Poor Heidi isn’t having the best week. #hacked

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At least the hackers didn’t go full Lynn “Isis” Gattis. What in tarnation?!!

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While folks all over Alaska have been posting their stunning aurora pictures, it seems Rep. Harriet Drummond slept through it all and wants a wake up call next time.

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Spotted on Government Hill: Cliff Groh signs as far as the eye can see.

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Overheard at the RDC Breakfast during introductions: “Hi, I’m Bill Walker and I’m not running for Don Young’s seat!”

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Overheard in Anchorage: “The new superintendent for ASD is so young he make JKT look old.”

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Spotted on Facebook. OMG, Pat!

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The Alaska Stalker was born and raised in Alaska. She lives bear free in South Anchorage with her husband and three kids five and under. She is not Jeff Landfield.

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Areal Bilk
5 months ago

You had to have done something pretty egregious to be blocked by Amanda Moser.