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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mead Treadwell Misleads Alaskan Voters About His Principles
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE TREADWELL PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR UNPOPULAR LIBERAL AGENDA AND CANDIDATES
–ANCHORAGE – July 15, 2010 – Lieutenant governor candidate Mead Treadwell claims to be the “real Alaskan conservative” in the race. However, the Eddie Burke for Alaska campaign believes Mr. Treadwell is being less than honest in this assertion. Not only has Mr. Treadwell made questionable statements in the past regarding “human-caused climate change,” but his campaign contribution history should prove equally disturbing to conservatives throughout Alaska.
Documentation available from the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) indicates that Alaskan voters should pay close attention to the recipients of Mr. Treadwell’s recent political donations. While his close friendship, support for and countless donations to Senator Lisa Murkowski’s campaigns are public knowledge, it is his donations to liberal, big-government Democrats Matt Claman (here and here) and Sheila Selkregg (here) that should concern Republicans and Independents alike.
According to his APOC Contribution Report, Mr. Treadwell donated $100 to Ms. Selkregg’s Anchorage Municipal Campaign. He also donated $200 on two separate occasions (March 2009, February 2010) to Matt Claman’s Anchorage Municipal Campaign, totaling $400. In fact, according to APOC, Mr. Treadwell’s most recent candidate contribution was to Mr. Claman. Did it ever cross Mr. Treadwell’s mind that he was donating $400 to an individual who sponsored the divisive Ordinance 64: The Anchorage Gay Non-Discrimination Ordinance? These are not the actions of a “real conservative.
On the contrary, this sounds like an individual who is playing both sides of the fence – a candidate who talks the conservative talk, but does not walk the conservative walk. Alaskans should be asking, “Why is a so-called conservative candidate providing financial support to such liberal politicians?”
Alaskans have the right to know to whom their candidates are donating; and, Alaskans have the right to know why the Conservative Patriots Group chose to endorse a candidate who goes against everything their organization stands for. Most importantly, however, Alaskans have the right to know the truth when a candidate misleads the public. It would be in Mr. Treadwell’s best interest to explain why he donated to Ms. Selkregg and Mr. Claman. Clearly, voters are still unsure who Mr. Treadwell really is and what he believes.
On the contrary, there can be no doubt about Eddie Burke. Mr. Burke is a candidate who is forthright, adheres to his conservative principles and speaks his mind. Mr. Burke values life, liberty, freedom and the Second Amendment. He is a candidate who can always be counted on to advocate for the Alaskan people. In response to the concerning news about his opponent, Mr. Burke offers this statement:
“Throughout this campaign, Mead Treadwell has represented himself as a conservative candidate. The information that has come to light in recent days proves otherwise. The truth is that Mr. Treadwell has misled social and fiscal conservatives throughout the state of Alaska, supporting legislation, like Ordinance 64, that needlessly divided the electorate. Alaskans deserve better. This election is too important to take a chance on someone the voters can’t trust.”Eddie Burke resides in Anchorage, Alaska, with Linda, his wife of 28 years. They are the parents of four children, and the proud grandparents of three young Alaskans. Eddie Burke is seeking the office of Lieutenant Governor in order to secure a bright future for his family and all Alaskans. If you would like more information or to schedule an interview with Eddie Burke, please contact the campaign via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org