What about the rest of us?
Guess who is financing the outfit running the Al Gross-below-the-belt-style ads against Dave Bronson? If you guessed unions and fellow travelers, you win.
The Putting Alaskans First Committee, which busily is punching away at Bronson, has gathered up $34,624 to slap him around à la Gross in the hopes of getting their pal, Forrest Dunbar elected on May 11 in the mayoral runoff to keep the status oh-so-very-quo.
The list of contributors to the “committee” looks like an acronym salad: The IBEW, ASEA/FASCME Local PAC, the INUPAT Political Legislative Education Committee, the NEA-Alaska PACE, the IUOE Local 302 PAC, and the Alaska Center all have kicked in thousands of dollars. The AFL-CIO tossed in $20,000.
That does not begin to show the thousands they have poured into Dunbar’s election campaign. These guys must really think they will do well under Dunbar & Co.
The question is: Would the rest of us?