‘We’re all on the same team’: Inside the Alaska model for US politics

Posted on AllSides January 6th, 2023
From The Center
Politics, Alaska, Bridging Divides, Bipartisanship
Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Some 71% of Americans want Democrats and Republicans to work together. Could “the Alaska way” offer a path back toward moderation?

When Democrat Mary Sattler Peltola went looking to hire a chief of staff, she chose someone with hands-on experience and a deep knowledge of her home state, Alaska. He was also a Republican. Alex Ortiz’s last job was serving in the same role for her predecessor, Don Young, a giant in the state who died in 2022 after setting a record for longest-serving Republican congressman in United States history....

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