Alaska’s lone Congressman has a new challenger, and she’s a teacher!

By | 2018-08-03T16:25:52+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

The blue wave might be about to drown old Don Young.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

It was early 2017, and Alyse Galvin was on a mission: Bring down Betsy DeVos’ nomination for education secretary.

Galvin, a 52-year-old education advocate in Anchorage, Alaska, was horrified by DeVos’ lack of experience. So she spearheaded a campaign to pressure the state’s two senators to vote no. She and other educators launched a “Betsy DeVos Tie-Breaker Telethon” on Facebook Live, urging Alaskans to call in and share their thoughts on DeVos. They were flooded with negative feedback and displayed their results.

DeVos was ultimately confirmed. But she barely got through, and it was partly due to Galvin’s efforts. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was one of two GOP senators to vote no, which forced Vice President Mike Pence to come in to break a tie vote. Murkowski said she made her decision after an outpouring of disapproval from Alaskans.

Now Galvin is in a different kind of campaign: The mother of four is running for Congress and taking on Rep. Don Young (R), who has held this House seat for 44 years ― making him the longest-serving member. The 85-year-old lawmaker, known for his charismatic and straight-up offensive persona, is an Alaska fixture.

Well, I’m more than a little hyped. 

Every damn election cycle I get excited about the possibility of seeing Young kicked to the curb, and every damn time I end up being disappointed. 

But this year might be different, for a number of reasons. 

First off Young is now older than dirt at a whopping 85 years old. 

Secondly, there is a groundswell for liberal politicians, especially FEMALE liberal politicians. 

And thirdly she’s a TEACHER!

That, my friends, is EXACTLY the kind of candidate that Alaskans are looking for to replace the old guard and bring in some smart, well-educated leaders who understand education, economics, and what the future holds for our great state far better than Don Young ever understood those issues. 

Galvin is already out raising Don Young by a huge margin, and with a grassroots campaign staff that has over 600 volunteers, she is well out in front when it comes to meeting her constituents and pressing the flesh. 

Hell when I get off this computer I might just give her a call and see if I can be of any help as well. 

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This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.

10 Comments

  1. ANON August 3, 2018 at 7:10 am

    “Republican Rep. Diane Black gave up her seat in Congress to run for governor and she got crushed by an underdog candidate.

    Why it matters: It’s getting harder to be an ambitious House Republican these days. So far in 2018, Black is the fifth House GOP member to run for statewide office and lose.

    The last time every single Republican House member who ran for other offices (Senate or governor) won their primary was in 2000. All six became the nominee in their races, but all six ended up losing the general election to a Democrat.

    Trump’s endorsement is worth its weight in gold for Republican candidates in 2018. The only problem for Black is that she didn’t get it. Instead, she was endorsed by Vice President Mike Pence and ran ads that featured clips of Trump praising her.

    Four of the six who have won had Trump’s blessing via endorsement — Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania, Jim Renacci in Ohio, Kevin Cramer in North Dakota and Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee.
    Six of the 12 incumbents running for higher office or for re-election have won their primary.
    The other incumbents to lose their bids are Evan Jenkins in West Virginia, Raul Labrador in Idaho, Todd Rokita in Indiana, and Luke Messer in Indiana.
    One more thing: It may be the year of the woman in 2018, but that doesn’t always extend to Republican incumbents running for higher office. Now — as Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman points out — the nominees for Black’s congressional seat in Tennessee’s 6th district and Rep. Blackburn’s seat in the 7th district will be men.”

    AXios

  2. Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 7:22 am

    What a pathetic excuse for a man, now he is even lying about the Queen !!!!
    ======================
    Trump lies about the queen of what ‘they used to call’ England

    Russian asset Donald Trump followed up on his disastrous visit to England, riddled by multiple faux pas by making it 10 times worse Thursday night, lying about it at a rally in Pennsylvania.

    Half the globe’s television stations broadcast the meeting, and broadcast the queen standing there in her tent, waiting and waiting and waiting for the orange buffoon to show. But in the dotard’s telling of the story, he was the one waiting. “I landed and I’m on the ground and I’m waiting with the king’s and the queen’s guards.” There is no “king’s guard.” There’s only the queen and her husband, who is Prince Phillip. Not king. Anyway, I digress. “I’m waiting,” he says. “I was about 15 minutes early and I’m waiting with my wife and that’s fine. Hey, it’s the queen, right? We can wait. But I’m a little early.”

    It gets worse, because it’s Trump. Of course it gets worse. He tells the crowd he has “a better relationship” with European leaders “than any other [American] president has had.” Seriously he said that. Then he displayed the keen understanding he has of foreign countries, undoubtedly the basis for his wonderful relationships, with this.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/3/1785574/-Donald-Trump-Stupid-git

  3. Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I live in metro Detroit and haven’t seen this number of women and minorities running for local office like this year.

    Also the two republican losers running for senate are running nasty ads against each other, one has been endorsed by trump, which is interesting because he is black, all his ads show him in a fighter helicopter or with a bomb.Just what we need in the Senate. His opponent, claims he supports trump all the way, however they do have him on tape saying trump is moron.

    I hope Democrats get out and we keep Debbie Stabenow, we don’t need to lose a senate seat to either of the trump republicans.

  4. Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 7:47 am

    15 State Lawmakers Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Advance To Primaries
    In total, 25 state lawmakers have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct and are running for re-election.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/15-state-lawmakers-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-advance-to-primaries_us_5b644ff5e4b0fd5c73d8c3d9

  5. Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 8:12 am

    The Gender Gap Among Midterm Voters Looks Huge — Maybe Even Record-Breaking

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-gender-gap-among-midterm-voters-looks-huge-maybe-even-record-breaking/

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  9. Anonymous August 3, 2018 at 10:08 am

    New Poll & Messaging Guidance: Russia, Immigration and Trade War Sticking to Trump

    https://priorities.org/memos/new-poll-messaging-guidance-russia-immigration-trade-war-sticking-trump/

  10. Beaglemom August 3, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Young has been past his “sell by” date for a good 25 years by now. I wish Ms. Galvin the very best and lots and lots of votes.

    It turns out that the people I most admire are now teachers or are retired teachers. We rode home from the TC Film Festival this afternoon on a shuttle bus whose very helpful and informative bus guide is a retired teacher. She was friendly, intelligent and very knowledgeable about the festival and the intricate bus route that takes people from a local community college parking lot downtown and all around town to the various film venues.

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