Murkowski and Peltola visit Dillingham just 9 days before the election
With about a week to go until Election Day, two-thirds of Alaska’s congressional delegation traveled to Bristol Bay this weekend.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and House Rep. Mary Peltola were met with a warm reception in Dillingham Sunday afternoon. People held signs and cheered when they entered the terminal.
Most of the signs simply said “Mary Peltola for Congress.” She and Murkowski took time to shake hands and take pictures with supporters at the airport.
There was a community potluck for Peltola at the Dillingham Senior Center late Sunday afternoon. She will meet with local leaders and will also visit the elementary and middle/high school on Monday morning. She is set to leave that afternoon and will travel to Bethel, Anchorage and Nome during the week before spending election night in Anchorage.
Murkowski traveled to Togiak and New Stuyahok on Sunday afternoon. At a potluck in Dillingham that evening she said leaders in those communities brought up issues like access to reliable internet and housing. She said New Stuyahok's water is out, and that prompted discussions about infrastructure as well.
Murkowski was originally scheduled to travel to Dillingham on Saturday, but was delayed because a Coast Guard plane was stuck on the local runway until Saturday afternoon.
This story was updated with additional information on Murkowski's itinerary.
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