ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage mayoral race fundraising is showing a strong tilt toward incumbent Mayor Dan Sullivan, with campaign finance reports showing him outraising his closest opponent, Anchorage Assembly member Paul Honeman, by nearly $90,000.
According to Alaska Public Office Commission records on Sullivan's campaign, from Feb 2 of last year through Feb. 1 this year, 763 Sullivan campaign donors contributed $169,115.94. With less than two months until the Apr. 3 election, Sullivan reports having $123,802.41 left to spend.
The mayor's biggest donation was a maximum contribution of $1,000 from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alaska's political action committee. The trade association represents 154 construction-related companies across the state.
Union groups say ABC of Alaska's PAC represents anti-union interests, a charge denied by Suzanne Armstrong, the group’s president. The Sullivan campaign says 300 of its donations came from small business owners and 110 from retirees, with 126 reported small contributions of $50 or less.