Q&A: U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin says Alaska is ready for change

JEREMY HSIEH— AUGUST 6, 2018

Federal campaign finance disclosures show that Alyse Galvin has put together the best-funded challenge to Don Young’s tenure in Congress since 2008.

As of the end of June, she had raised more than half a million dollars. According to Federal Election Commission filings, the last challengers to top that over their entire campaigns were in 2008: Democrat Ethan Berkowitz with $1.6 million, and two Republican challengers, then-Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell with $604,254, and Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux with $540,513.

Galvin’s doing it mostly through small, individual donations. She’s an independent with progressive policy positions, but is averse to political labels. She’s hoping for a head-to-head race against the 45-year incumbent in November, so she’s running in the Democratic primary on Aug. 21.

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