Republicans to Pick Favorite of the Candidates

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Today is Super Tuesday and that means Republican Alaskans will voice which candidates they like the best at the Alaska Presidential Preference Poll. The Alaska PPP is run through donations rather than state funds and it’s not a primary, but according to the GOP’s website, it is better attended than the party’s caucuses had been prior to a change of format in 2008.

Duncan Fields is Republican chair of House District 32, which includes Kodiak.

“It gives the opportunity for Alaska Republicans to indicate who they support and reflect that by coming to the polls and voting.”

Fields says the results will guide local delegates who’ll go to the state Republican convention.

“Each district in Alaska qualifies to send a specific number of delegates to the state convention, and then the state convention selects their delegates to go to the national convention. It has sort of a directional affect. Or it certainly gives the local representatives – the district representatives – an idea of where the district stands.”

Fields says polls are open from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Fisherman’s Hall, which is located at 403 Marine Way. The Democratic caucus will be later this month, also at Fisherman’s Hall. 

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