June Newsletter: Bill Walker's Campaign Trail
...Alaska Republican Party Poll
The Alaska Republican Party ran a Facebook poll this week and Bill took the lead by a 2-to-1 margin:
Voters Percentage Bill Walker 208 59% Ralph Samuels 110 32% Sean Parnell 32 9%
Our path to victory is clear. The electorate understands that Bill Walker is the only candidate in this race with a concrete plan to secure Alaska's economic future. His plan will create jobs, deliver low cost energy to Alaskans, replace oil revenues that fund essential government services, ignite further oil and gas exploration, provide value added industries to the Alaskan economy and open this state up for business like never before! Bill Walker is a fierce advocate for Alaska's interests and will fight aggressively to take back the future of our state.
Standing up for Alaska's families
Although Bill and his opponents are engaged in a spirited Republican primary, there remain those issues that unite us; which supersede those that divide us. A prominent issue at this time, is the Parental Notification Initiative -Ballot Measure 2. What a message it would send to Alaskan voters to see Republican candidates come together, putting individual campaign fundraising efforts aside for one evening, and standing united to raise critical funds to help assure passage of the initiative on August 24th.
For this reason, Bill and his wife Donna are hosting a fundraiser at their home in Anchorage to raise money in support of the Alaska Family Council's Parental Rights Initiative. In an effort to unite Alaska's Republican Party the following candidates have agreed to co-host this event:
- Don Young
- Sheldon Fisher
- Joe Miller
- Ralph Samuels
- Sean Parnell
- Mead Treadwell
- Jay Ramras
- Eddie Burke
Last week Bill filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request demanding that the Governor make public the results of the open season. Bill also requested information to provide better explanation of why the governor decided to offer a $20 billion state subsidy for a Canadian gasline. "Now more than ever, we need openness in our government. Our governor continues to play hide-and-seek with Alaska's future. Open the books Show us the results. Our jobs and our economy depend on it. We can no longer afford delay after delay and business as usual with a governor who is happy to continue playing politics instead of helping Alaskans create jobs," said Bill in a statement released after his FOIA filing. Media Highlights:
Walker submits request for TransCanada open season records
Walker challenges secrecy around Alaska's open season
Walker to file records request against Parnell
Walker wants pipeline, tax bill documents. Walker vs. Berkowitz
Bill was chosen by the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce to face off with Democrat candidate Ethan Berkowitz in a head-to-head debate. He focused on his plan to provide jobs, affordable energy and economic opportunity for Alaska's families and businesses. Click here to view a clip of the debate.
Passing the torch
Earlier this month Mrs. Ermalee Hickel hosted a fundraiser for Bill at her home in West Anchorage. Over 150 guests were in attendance to contribute to the campaign and hear about Bill's plan and vision for the future of Alaska.
After the event, Mrs. Hickel encouraged us to start playing a revised version of our TV ad featuring Governor Hickel. The ad can be viewed online by clicking here.
The late Hickel still a player in the governors race.
Walker campaign draws on Hickel support
The state is lighting up with Walker energy! June marked the opening of Bill's 5th campaign office (in Ketchikan)! Contact one of our regional offices to get bumper stickers, yard signs and learn about volunteer opportunities with the campaign.
We are running an all Alaskan grassroots campaign. Bill thoroughly enjoys traveling the state and meeting the hardworking Alaskan men and women who are concerned about the direction Alaska is currently headed. From our fisheries to our education system, he has a concrete plan to take back Alaska's future. Bill will build the All-Alaska Gasline, strengthen our families and serve as a fierce advocate for Alaska's interests in resource development, standing up to the federal government and making state government more accountable to the people.
All Alaska, All the Time