At the heart of the recall is an insidious attempt by special interests to subvert democracy and undo the will of Alaskan voters. The truth is that Mike Dunleavy did exactly what he promised: he proposed a two-year plan to solve Alaska’s $1.6 billion budget deficit while ending the illegal practice of diverting the Permanent Fund dividend for government spending.
Mike’s “Alaskan’s First” approach threatened the state’s biggest-spending special interests. In just a few months after his inauguration, liberal activists, backed by the former governor’s senior staff, launched their effort to recall Mike Dunleavy. For the past two years, they’ve waged a desperate, partisan war to do what they couldn’t accomplish at the ballot box in 2018.
For over a year, Mike suspended his recall defense campaign to put the needs of Alaskans first during the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst economic crisis in the state's history. The recallers have used this time to continue their shameless attempts to divide Alaskans by holding in-person signature drives and cashing dark money checks.
Now, after managing one of the nation’s leading pandemic responses and vaccination rollout, Mike is ready to set the record straight. It won’t be an easy battle, but with your help, we can defend our democracy from the special interests working to disenfranchise Alaskan voters.