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May 18, 2021

Election Night With the Croft Campaign.

Well, by the time I got there, the Croft crowd at the Anchor Pub wasn’t very happy.  I wouldn’t say it was somber, but there was definite disappointment in the air.  Eric Croft made a nice speech, and thanked all the appropriate people, and there was food, and good company.  But, the spectre of Dan Sullivan loomed large and hung heavy in the room. Everyone was kind of shaking their heads.  They know what’s ahead for the next three years.  Sullivan held his nose, talked like a centrist, and now has gotten elected.  It will be interesting when people get…

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Election Night in Anchorage. To Be Updated Throughout the Evening.

Election results: 10 precincts reporting out of 119 Croft:  640             Sullivan: 676 13 precincts reporting out of 119 Croft:  899            Sullivan:  937 21 precincts reporting out of 119 Croft:  2047  (48%)      Sullivan:  2218  (52%) 57 precincts reporting out of 119 CROFT:7360      42.8% SULLIVAN:9817  57.2% Number of Precincts reporting: 87/119            Time:    9:07pm    CROFT:12759      42.6% SULLIVAN:17188  57.4% Number of Precincts reporting: 97/119            Time:    9:21pm CROFT:14832      43.6% SULLIVAN:19225  56.4% CROFT:17000      43.3% SULLIVAN:22283  56.7% Number of Precincts reporting: 106/119           …

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Citizens Against Dan Sullivan Get Vocal

I was puttering around the house yesterday, and the phone rang.  I ran over and got it just before the answering machine picked up.  “Hello?” I said, out of breath.  “Hello, this is Allan Tesche,” came the voice on the other end of the phone.  My first thought was, “Wow.  Wonder why Allan Tesche is calling me?”  My second thought was, “Oh, Jeez…I hope I didn’t spell his name wrong.” Then I realized it was a robocall.  Robo-Allan let me know about Dan Sullivan, mayoral candidate and part owner of a local pub drinking after hours with an employee, and sending…

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Sullivan Saga…Chapter 2. The Cocktail Waitress Speaks.

Court documents came to light yesterday which seemed to point to Dan Sullivan mayoral candidate and bar owner, as the infamous “Dan” who served drinks to a young cocktail waitress in his employ until she was over the legal limit and then sent her out into the world at 4am to drive the wrong way down I Street, cause a head on collision, flee the scene and ultimately end up arrested.  The right wing leapt into action proclaiming that it couldn’t possibly be THAT Dan.  Surely there must be some other Dan….a miscreant Dan…a Guinness pouring Dan at McGinley’s pub that…

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Two Candidates and the Bridge to Debt.

I popped in to see the mayoral candidates forum hosted by the AARP at Central Middle School last night. Each candidate has made his views known, and has honed their answers to most of the questions by now. These two have been seeing a lot of each other lately. So, I’ll just note a few things that popped out at me. Both candidates look a bit tired. Eric Croft, who is usually 1000 watts of raw enthusiasm was only about 993 watts of raw enthusiasm, and Dan Sullivan looked even mopier than usual. He’s OK when he speaks, but then…

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Stevens Endorsement – Kiss of Death?

Wow.  I didn’t expect this one. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a poll conducted by Channel 2 News, Thursday, April 23, 2009, respondents were asked if they were more or less likely to vote for Dan Sullivan with Ted Stevens’ endorsement of Sullivan. Here is the official question and results: Are you more or less likely to vote for Dan Sullivan with Ted Stevens’ endorsement of Sullivan? More likely                   13% Less likely                  70% No change                   17% All polls conducted by Channel 2 News and KTUU.com are unscientific. I know, I know.  These kind of polls mean nothing.  I get it.  But it was…

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Unity for Eric Croft!

What better way to celebrate this evening than to hang out with a bunch of happy Democrats at an Eric Croft fundraiser!  It was held at the home of Senator Mark Begich and his wife Deborah Bonito.  Little Jacob Begich met us in the driveway, and told me he’d have to “wand me” for security purposes.  And sure enough he did, with a little plastic “security device”.  He was having a grand time as the security guy.  Very cute. The event was absolutely packed. I don’t know how many were there total, but at times it was almost impossible to get…

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