This is the face of the woman who might finally defeat Alaska’s worst and only Congressman Don Young.

By | 2018-08-23T11:16:49+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Alyse Galvin, an education advocate and first-time candidate, won the Democratic nomination in the race for Alaska’s lone congressional seat on Tuesday.

Galvin defeated Democrats Dimitri Shein and Carol Hafner, who has never even been to Alaska, and independent Christopher Cummings.

Galvin is an independent, but because of Alaska’s unique campaign rules, she was able to compete in the Democratic primary. She will face Rep. Don Young (R) in November, who has held the U.S. House seat for a whopping 45 years.

It won’t be easy challenging him. Never mind his staying power; this House seat is rated solidly Republican by the Cook Political Report. He defeated his 2016 Democratic challenger by more than 14 points.

But Galvin has some distinct advantages. She has been outraising Young all year. She’s socially progressive, but her independent status could appeal to a broad base since more than 50 percent of registered Alaska voters identify as undeclared or nonpartisan. And she’s running at a time when Democrats nationally are expected to trounce in November, and as first-time female candidates are popping up around the country ― and often winning― as part of a backlash against Donald Trump’s presidency.

I am always cautiously optimistic when it comes time for Young’s reelection, but this time it seems like the stars might be aligned for his long reign of incompetence to come to an end. 

Alyse Galvin is a different candidate than the ones who have gone up against Young in the past and with the current political climate being what it is, I would think that this might be the right time to take the old coot out. 

Here’s hoping.

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11 Comments

  1. ANON August 23, 2018 at 6:56 am - Reply

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  2. DC August 23, 2018 at 7:33 am - Reply

    “Donald Trump and his elitist attitude

    On the day that his former campaign manager and his former lawyer became felons, the leader of the Republican Party ranted about exploding windmills and pipelines and a great deal of other nonsense.

    President Trump took time during his disjointed West Virginia airing of grievances to claim to be a victim, offering a glimpse of his elite envy. Sure, he likes to call his fans the “super elite,” but he’s really talking about himself.

    “I always hate when they say, ‘Well, the elite decided not to go to something I’m doing.’ Right. The elite. I say, well, I have a lot more money than they do. I have a much better education than they have. I’m smarter than they are. I have many much more beautiful homes than they do. I have a better apartment at the top of Fifth Avenue. Why the hell are they the elite?”

    This is the man who can count on the support of Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rep. Don Young and the Alaska Republican Party.” +

    https://www.dermotcole.com/reportingfromalaska/2018/8/22/sullivan-who-doesnt-criticize-donald-trump-hasnt-thought-about-campaign-finance-investigation

    “Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is one of eight GOP senators questioned by Vox who isn’t interested in digging into the allegations against President Trump made by his former attorney, Michael Cohen.”

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/22/17768840/michael-cohen-campaign-finance-felony-trump-senator

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  4. anon August 23, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_congressional_delegations_from_Alaska

    “Alaska’s worst and ONLY? Congressman Don Young”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Begich

    #1 I$$ue ABORTION=REDRUM

  5. JB$ August 23, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    OT? R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/gay-utah-republican-claims-many-sex-partners-reason-lgbt-youth-commit-suicide-higher-rate/

    ““I actually think it has more to do with the lifestyle that the gays are leading that they refuse to have any scrutiny with,”
    He went on to claim he knew people in the LGBTQ community who have had “over 2,000 partners” and that this high number is leading to “some of the self-loathing to the point of suicide.””
    ““You talk to some of these people that have had grundles of sex partners and the self-loathing and basically the unhappiness and the self-hatred level is tremendously high,”
    “The gay community really needs to start having some conversations within their community, saying how is our lifestyle affecting our mental health.”

    By contrast, LGB youth “who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection,” the Trevor Project reported.
    “The Tribune cited Equality Utah executive director Troy Williams explaining the comments are a bizarre way to try and attract LGBTQ people to the GOP.
    “Condemning who and how we love is a strange way to build a bridge between the Republican Party and the LGBTQ community,” “Mr. Robinson’s rhetoric is deeply irresponsible and unbecoming of a leader in a political party in the state of Utah.””

    https://www.adn.com/politics/article/young-rattles-wasilla-high-school-insensitive-suicide-message/2014/10/22/

    https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/27/don-young/alaskas-don-young-says-suicide-linked-federal-gove/

  6. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

    I don’t know. I think the big oil money and those that depend on Young to help keep the status quo in keeping Alaska a colony yet will fight hard. But who knows, maybe even those are a dying breed but I doubt it. I feel that those people that back Young are so dependent in thinking that if they lose him they lose so much status. Don Young is arrogant enough to depend on that too. But maybe things are a changing.

  7. Megalomother August 23, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Nice scarf.

    She doesn’t have a herd of promiscuous addicted volatile children, just like someone up there with an “average american” mansion on Lake Lucile, does she?

  8. anon August 23, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

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