Can Alaska voters be bought? I wouldn’t have thought so as we are a pretty independent state. That’s why I’m insulted and a little angry that the Koch brothers apparently think our votes are for sale. A recent spate of really tacky political ads on Alaska television is being paid for by the American Energy Alliance, which is a front for Koch Industries of Wichita, Kan.
The billionaire brothers seem to have decided that, having the Supreme Court already in their pocket, they’re ready to take over state elections to promote their personal and corporate agenda.
It might be that a lot of Alaskans agree with that agenda and that’s fine. But I’d like to think we will vote on the candidates and the issues, and not because we’re being bought and paid for by a big corporation. I urge voters to take notice of who pays for TV ads. Do your own research. Make your own decision. Keep big money out of honest Alaska elections.
— Christina Stauffer