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~Thick and fast they came at last, and more, and more, and more!   Neighbors and Cupcakes and Bears – Oh, my! For the faint of heart, and the thin of stomach lining, the ADN’s Julia O’Malley got a peek at the first episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and she watched it so you don’t have to. Between carrying on about the neighbor, and trying to shoo boys out of Willow’s room, you can get all the details about what it takes to go fishing in “bear country.”  Just to clarify what you may already be thinking – yes, all of…

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Voices from the Flats – Kill Moloch.

The Urgency of Campaign Finance Reform: A Meditation on Election Day, 2010 by Elstun Lauesen Let me begin with a little Ginsberg: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix; Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night. Yeah. Word up. Here’s what I see. I see the best candidates of my generation destroyed by other people’s madness; people who are well fed and well-dressed, driving through the paved exurbs and hillsides…

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Alaska’s View from the Hill With Senator Mark Begich

Once again Matt Felling of KTVA sits down for a conversation with a member of Alaska’s congressional delegation. This time it’s Senator Mark Begich (D). He remarks about the surprisingly low turnout in Alaska’s election and the large number of Alaskans who remained undecided until the last moment. He’s calling the race for Murkowski. “I think she’ll have a small drop off, maybe 5 percent, maybe 10 percent — what you see is an end result of an election where she still wins.”  He talked about how the money given to Murkowski by Native Corporations had impact, and has some…

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Election Night Photos

Incumbent Republican Congressman Don Young is re-elected for his 20th term. Rep. Harry Crawford, Young’s Democratic challenger Conservative radio host Dan Fagan who urged listeners to sign up as a write-in candidate to protest of the Division of Elections Democratic Rep. Chris Tuck held his seat Democratic Rep. Pete Petersen held on despite a strong challenge by Kodiak carpetbagger Gabrielle LeDoux Scott McAdams and his supporters march to Election Central in the Egan Center Scott McAdams is interviewed by Channel 2’s Megan Baldino Don Young and Arliss Stergelewski   Shannyn Moore broadcasts live from Election Central on KUDO 1080 am Sarah…

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Live Q&A at The Washington Post

I’ll be online today, Wednesday November 3, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, 11 a.m. Pacific, 10 a.m. Alaska time to take questions on the election results in Alaska, and how they will impact the state and the rest of the country. You can submit questions for the queue HERE. I look forward to discusssing what is perhaps the most interesting senate race in the country. It is certainly the most complicated. ***UPDATE*** I got some great questions from Washington Post readers today. I didn’t get the chance to answer them all, but you can read the Q&A by clicking HERE.

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VENT (Your Election Night Open Thread)

OK, Mudflatters… Here’s your place to vent. Talk about any race you like. What’s going on in your neck of the woods?  Share the good news if you’ve got it.  If you don’t, share anyway.  We’ll hold your virtual hand. Polls will be closing across the country throughout the night, and Alaska is later than most. I’ll be tweeting from Election Central. Follow me at Shannyn Moore will be broadcasting live from Election Central at 1080am in the Anchorage area, or for live streaming.

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Greta Van Susteren With Scott McAdams

Watch the latest video at Enjoy Scott McAdams’ latest interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren from last night’s rally at Carpenters Hall in downtown Anchorage. Need a ride to the polls on this snowy icy day? No problem. Call McAdams Headquarters at: Anchorage: 297-2575 Fairbanks: 322-8358 Juneau: 789-0357 If the weather supresses voter turnout today, it will favor the most committed. Your vote will count more than ever!

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Signs of Things to Come – Alaska Election 2010

Nothing says political season in Alaska like signs. Sure, sign waving happens in all elections, but Alaskans love our signs more than most. And nowhere in Alaska can you witness the traditional Election Eve battle of the signs like you can in two locations – The New Seward Highway and Northern Lights Blvd., and down the road at Northern Lights and Minnesota, in Anchorage.  It’s a combination of spectator sport, pissing contest, and ritual. So, I took a little drive to see what was to be seen at these two prime areas of sign real estate. I pulled up to a…

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Voices from the Flats – New Poll Shows Alaskans Must Vote Their Values AND Their Fears!

By Elstun Lauesen In an alternate Universe, Lisa Murkowski listened to her wiser angels and did not run a write in. She then pursued a higher calling, along the lines of post-politician Fran Ulmer, and Lisa found a sinecure in an academic bunker and lived happily ever after. In that same alternate universe, Scott McAdams faced off with Joe Miller, conducted an effective persuasion and attack campaign and went on to win the U.S. Senate seat by roughly the combined anti-Miller vote of THIS universe, beating Miller 63% to 37%. McAdams goes on to become a great U.S. Senator and…

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Lisa Murkowski: She’s changed, we haven’t.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) released their latest commercial for the benefit of Scott McAdams, describing Lisa Murkowski’s mischaracterization of her political stances: The video is great and the message is spot-on. This gives me the opportunity to talk about a piece of Senator Frank Murkowski’s history where we can see Lisa following in her dad’s footsteps. During the Rachel Maddow Show’s visit to Alaska, Lisa Murkowski discussed the time (back in the 80’s) that the Moral Majority took over the Republican Party (5:20 on the video): What she does NOT discuss is how her father, then Senator Frank…

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