U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be making a campaign stop in Kodiak later this month. Following her defeat in the primary election, Alaska’s senior senator is fighting for her political life in a write-in campaign. On Monday the campaign opened up a storefront in downtown Kodiak.
Linda Kozak is one of the volunteers that will be staffing a storefront at Center Avenue by Misson Road and will be open six days a week right up until the election.
— (murkowski 1) :20 "We have people … on it for people."
Locally the Murkowski campaign says it has attracted about 40 volunteers from different parties and across the political spectrum, says Kozak. She added they will soon be going door-to-door.
— (murkowski 2) :26 "There’s a group … to fish and to Kodiak."
At Monday’s inaugural opening were two of Kodiak’s elected officials: City Councilman Gabriel Saravia and Borough Assemblywoman Judy Fulp.
— (murkowski 3) :18 "The people I talk to … people of Alaska."
The campaign storefront is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Then on Thursday, October 28, Murkowski will be holding an open meeting at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Murkowski faces Republican nominee Joe Miller of Fairbanks and Scott McAdams, the Democratic mayor of Sitka. And the race so far has been close. An October 13th poll of 500 likely voters put Joe Miller ahead by a single percentage point with 35 percent to 34. McAdams trailed third with 27 percent.