Anchorage state Rep. LeDoux creates PAC to help allies in Alaska Legislature

Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux has created her own political action committee, which she says will support some of the current members of the House's Republican-led majority.

LeDoux on Friday registered "Gabby's Tuesday PAC" with state campaign finance officials, which her disclosure said will "raise money for common sense conservative candidates."

Those candidates could include members of a moderate faction of the House majority — to which LeDoux belongs — that calls itself the Musk Ox Coalition, and others.

"Depending on how much I raise I will support lots of different majority members, not just Musk Ox," LeDoux said in a message Monday morning. "But first I need to raise money before I can support anybody. Like the old saying: 'Don't count your chickens before the eggs are hatched.' "

LeDoux, who's known as a relentless fundraiser, said the title of her new committee refers to Election Day, which is always on a Tuesday. Her committee is a conventional PAC, meaning that it is subject to contribution limits — unlike the big-business and union-spending efforts that are also targeting this year's legislative elections but which have launched campaigns that are not supposed to be coordinated with candidates.

Nathaniel Herz

Anchorage-based independent journalist Nathaniel Herz has been a reporter in Alaska for nearly a decade, with stints at the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Public Media. Read his newsletter, Northern Journal, at natherz.substack.com