by Rhonda McBride
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Those candidates who want to appear in the August primary ballot had to have filed by 5:00 Tuesday night. In keeping with tradition, the state Division of Elections was flooded with last-minute filings.
Gov. Sean Parnell has no shortage of challengers. With Tuesday afternoon's filing of Republican Brad Snowden, there are now a dozen candidates running for the state's top job. In the running are seven Republicans, three Democrats, one Libertarian and one Alaskan Independence Party member.
There were two last-minute filers in the race for the U.S. Senate: Democrats Jacob Seth Kern and Scott McAdams, the mayor of Sitka.
McAdams filed early Tuesday morning at the Anchorage Elections Division and says alternative energy will be his main campaign issue.
"It's time that in Washington D.C., we craft policy that ensures we are able to lessen our demand on resources globally and make Alaskan resources the green choice in the global marketplace," said McAdams.