Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell has picked up four endorsements from the Alaskan interior, which includes Fairbanks, Alaska:
Republican Sens. Gene Therriault and Gary Wilken and Reps. John Coghill and Mike Kelly announced their support for Parnell in a press release put out by the Parnell campaign.
“I want a fairly conservative Republican in there,” Coghill said.
“Don has such bad ratings in my area. I don’t think he’s been paying attention to the people of Alaska,” Coghill said.
Coghill said he agrees with Young on the major issues, such as allowing energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but disagrees with him on labor issues and other local challenges.
I’ll be the first to say that Rep. Don Young has many votes in his legislative history that would please conservatives. But when he’s wrong, man is he ever wrong. His ethical lapses and addiction to pork projects are one of the biggest reasons conservatives across the nation feel disenchanted with the GOP. Hopefully Sean Parnell can bring honor back to Alaska’s At-Large House seat.
You can donate to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell’s campaign here. Alaska’s House primary is August 26, 2008.