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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 10:37 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

Aug. 22, 2012

To the editor:

Ralph Seekins has put $60,000 of his own money into his campaign. Insider connections got him a new district where voters don’t know him, and now he figures he’ll swamp the race with cash and buy their votes, too.

But there is one precious commodity money can’t buy that his campaign is lacking, the truth: Seekins can tell rural folks all day long that he would never vote to impose a borough on them, but the fact is that he already did!

He can say his votes to increase taxes and raid the Permanent Fund were smokescreens, but fact is they were part of Frank Murkowski’s plan to raise state revenue, even though Seekins and Murkowski promised during their campaigns a few months earlier that they wouldn’t do such things.

He can say that he wasn’t close to Bill Allen, infamous ringleader of the Corrupt Bastards Club, but fact is that the controversial bill he sponsored to let lobbyists conceal their activities was dubbed “the Bill Allen bill” because everyone knew who it was written for.

Fairbanks voters booted Seekins from office six years ago for reasons like these. To learn more about these and other issues, go to

Connie Zimmerman


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