Details of Alaska GOP complaint to FEC regarding Libertarian Joe Miller

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Alaska GOP files federal elections complaint


Oct. 24, 2016

Tuckerman Babcock outlines illegal use of business, other complaints 

Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock today filed a complaint against Libertarian Joe Miller and his company, Restoring Liberty, LLC, for numerous violations of election laws.

Miller is the Libertarian candidate who is running for U.S. Senate.

The complaint outlines violations that appear specifically intended to mislead the public by concealing the Miller campaign’s acceptance of unlawful corporate contributions, and the reporting of made-up “in-kind” contributions that create a false impression of the sources and level of support for his candidacy. Miller also concealed and omitted thousands of dollars in expenditures in the third quarter for the purpose of creating an impression that he had more resources available than he actually does. Finally, Miller’s campaign is not including required disclaimers on his communications and materials.

Reporters interested in following this story should contact Suzanne Downing, Communications Director, Alaska Republican Party, at

Candidate forum at Anchorage Baptist Temple

 “Meet the Candidates Sunday” takes place at 11 am on Oct. 23 at Anchorage Baptist Temple on East Northern Lights Blvd.

Candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the congregation as well as the live television and online audiences who tune into the weekly broadcast every Sunday.  

The event takes place during the regular Sunday morning service at 11 am and will be broadcast throughout Anchorage and around the state several times before the Nov. 8 general election.


Candidates should arrive at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the auditorium. Tables will be provided in our lobby for their use in setting out campaign materials. 

Candidates should RSVP to Glenn Clary at 907-333-6535 or Clary will also take care of candidate reserved seating arrangements for candidates, their families and any staff that may attend with them. 

District 25 meeting

Official Notice District 25 Meeting

This is an official announcement of a district 25 meeting.

When: October 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Where: 1227 E. 75th Street
(Between Old & New Seward Highways, Down the street from Mr. Prime beef)


  •   Elect Vice-Chair & any other officers

  •   Seat precinct leaders

  •   Begin recruitment of Republican candidates for Assembly and School Board 

  • If you are interested in participating in District 25 please contact Misty Steed, District 25 Chair. 907 - 301 - 2084 mistymmay at hotmail dot com 

Debate watching party at Trump HQ

Looking for a place to watch the debate on Oct. 19? Here's one option: Head over to Team Trump Alaska Headquarters,
11610 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage at 5 pm.

Or come early, enjoy snacks and beverages and participate in the pre-debate call-a-thon at 4 pm. 

ARP response to Joe Miller as a Libertarian

Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska Republican Party issued the following statement regarding Joe Miller filing for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian earlier today:

“Lisa Murkowski received more than 70 percent of the vote in the primary. She won our party’s nomination and the Alaska Republican Party will be completely dedicated to her re-election,” Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock said.

“We look forward to working with our Republican delegation, and feel that Alaska is best represented by Senators Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Representative Don Young as an effective, experienced, and well-respected team in Washington, looking out for Alaskans and our state’s interests each and every day.”

The Republican primary voters have spoken, said Rick Whitbeck, vice chair of the party: “Lisa Murkowski is our nominee for 2016. We look forward to working with the senator on her re-election bid and know she will continue to be part of a cohesive team in D.C. fighting for Alaska’s interests, economic prosperity and unique way of life.”

AK-GOP amazed that Democrats support illegal election


Sept. 1, 2016

Anchorage, Alaska – In response to a request by the Alaska Democratic Party to certify an illegal election in District 40, Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock issued this statement:

“The Democratic machine in Anchorage has stooped to a new low by calling the primary a 'Democratic Primary.' It’s very clear that the ADL ballot is an open ballot, available for all voters to use if they so choose. That ballot is open to Republicans, Libertarians, and undeclared voters. That is what the Democrats publicly claim they want.

“The Division of Elections has admitted that voters in District 40 were allowed to vote two ballots in violation of Alaska law. The Republican ballot is a closed ballot, not available to members of other organized parties, but only to Republicans, nonpartisans, and undeclared voters.

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Chairman Babcock sends letter to Elections director

Aug. 30, 2016

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock today sent a letter of caution to Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke regarding the uncertainty surrounding the voting in several parts of the state, but particularly in District 40. The letter is printed in its entirety here:

Dear Director Bahnke,

You have a momentous responsibility.  I realize that despite your best efforts, with limited budgets and more than 400 precincts, the job of making sure everyone is trained and prepared to properly conduct an election can be daunting. 

Your task and responsibility to review the legitimacy of the election is a very important one for all Alaskans.

Usually, your decisions are relatively straightforward.  The Primary election of 2016, unfortunately, was subject to some critical, illegal, mistakes.  These improprieties were made by numerous official precinct election clerks, but they were not your improper or illegal actions that you made personally. 

Now however, the buck stops with you.

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Chairman Babcock: Results of primary are encouraging

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SOLDOTNA - Alaska's primary results brought fresh energy to the Republican Party and point to a positive trend as voters turn to the general election in November.

"We Republicans are a team of independent-minded, scrappy candidates. The voters have stated their preferences in these contested primaries. This is very healthy for our party. We support all of the candidates who are moving forward to November and we're going to work very hard for them," Babcock said.

"I'm heartened to see Alaska voters chose the Republican ballot over the Democratic ballot by a nearly two to one margin," he said. "It means our message of growing our economy and reducing unnecessary government is getting through to the Alaskans who don't choose to be part of a party at this time. They do care about Alaska's future and we welcome their participation by choosing the Republican ballot."

Babcock said the party is in a celebratory mood today and will begin working on general election campaigns immediately. "We feel the wind in our sails," Babcock said. "There's no time like the present."

Anyone who would like to get involved in one of the legislative races may contact the chairman at tuckerman.akgop.chair at



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