National Democrats buy in to Scott McAdams campaign
By Jeremia Schrock
Sun Star Reporter
As of Thursday afternoon, Sept. 30, Democrat Scott McAdams was the only Alaskan senatorial candidate in possession of a war chest built entirely upon the generosity of Alaskan voters. That fact changed Thursday night when McAdams received a check from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
According to a Sept. 30 article by the Alaska Dispatch, both of McAdams’ opponents had received funding from sources outside of the state of Alaska. GOP primary victor Joe Miller received close to $600,000 from the California-based Tea Party Express, while incumbent write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski received over $177,000 from various energy-based Political Action Committees (PAC), primarily from the coal industry.
Friday morning, McAdams made a statement saying, “The DSCC has invested in our campaign.” How much? “Their first check was for $42,000,” he said, implying that more is yet to come.
According to McAdams, his campaign has raised well over $600,000, with the largest portion of that being funneled toward gaining name recognition through television ads. The most recent of ads paints McAdams as the philosophical heir to former-Senator Ted Stevens. “We need to continue to fight for federal funding in every way that we can,” McAdams said. “I believe that was the method of Senator Ted Stevens.”