ALASKA 3 Electoral Votes

Bush-Cheney '04

Republican Party of Alaska
Chairman: Randy Ruedrich -elected May 18, 2000

Kerry-Edwards 2004

Alaska Democratic Party
Chairman: Scott A. Sterling -attorney from Wasilla. 
Exec. Director: Bridget Gallagher

Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney stopped in Alaska en route to Asia in April 2004:
April 9, 2004
-Refueling stop at refueling stop at Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK. Speech to soldiers and families ("America's Arctic Warriors") at the base.
-Fundraiser for Lisa Murkowski at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in northeast Anchorage, AK. ($)

Newspaper Endorsements
The Peninsula Clarion (Kenai)  source: Editor & Publisher Anchorage Daily News (10/30/04)
Nome Nugget (10/28/04)  -weekly

Third Party and Independent
Nader Ballot Access
Nader supporters established the Populist Party, a "limited political party" which "organizes for the purpose of selecting candidates for electors for President and Vice President of the United States."  [AS 15.60.010(13) and 15.30.025]  This required submission of 2,878 valid signatures by August 4.  The campaign submitted signatures on August 4 and the Division of Elections verified more than 3,000 signatures on September 2.

State Coordinators
Nader: Barbara Williams; also Steve Conn of Seward, chairman of the Populist Party
Cobb: Deirdre Helfferich

Candidate Visits
July 20-21, 2004 in Anchorage, AK
July 20 - Interview with Anchorage Press (weekly newspaper) at their office on E. 5th Ave.  Press conference at Cyrano's Bookstore and Off-center Playhouse.  Picnic at Valley of the Moon Park.  Interview with AP.  KBYR AM Radio Talk Show with Dan Fagan.  Fundraiser at private home.  Fundraiser at private home.
July 21 - Meeting with volunteers, book signing at Electica.  Media interviews.  Dinner with Jim Sykes, Green candidate for U.S. Senate, at Organic Oasis.  Speech and rally at First United Methodist Church auditorium.

October 25-27, 2004
In addition to many media interviews, scheduled events included:
Oct. 25 - Fairbanks: Morning coffee with pioneers and founders of the Alaskan Independence Party.  Wickersham Street Woman's Round Table/Lunch at Aviation Cafe.  Appearance at University of Alaska, Wood Center Ballroom.
Oct. 26 - Fairbanks: Appearance at the Chamber of Commerce.
Oct. 27 - Anchorage: Talks with students at the Holy Rosary Academy in Spenard, AK.  Reception at How How Restaurant in Anchorage, AK.

Copyright ©  2004, 2005  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.

The 2004 Campaign on the Web--Alaska 11/04/04
Note: Several grabs missing due to disk error.  Murkowski, Knowles and Sykes grabs from 12/30/04.
AKRepublican Party
AK Democratic Party
AK Libertarian Party
Green Party of AK
Republican Moderate Party
Alaskan Independence Party
Lisa Murkowski (R)
Tony Knowles (D)
Jim Sykes (G)
Scott Kohlhaas (L)
Marc Millican (NP)