Former first ladies of Alaska line up behind Senate bipartisan gang
October 30, 2012
(from the Alaska Dispatch) — With less than a week until Election Day, the wives of two former Alaska governors are making known they prefer a bipartisan approach to Senate business.
Ermalee Hickel and Bella Hammond, wives of former governors Wally Hickel and Jay Hammond, made the announcement Tuesday through the resurrected political group Backbone Alaska.
“As our husbands were known for putting Alaska first, we, too, are dedicated to this guiding principal,” the former first ladies said via press release. “Now, multi-national corporations are attacking those Alaska legislators running for re-election who stood together in the past session to protect Alaska’s interests.”
“We thank and endorse Senators Hollis French and Bill Wielechowski and their colleagues in the Senate Bipartisan Working Group for their courage and leadership, and urge our fellow Alaskans to support them in the upcoming election.”