Alaska Dispatch News
By Erica Martinson
October 26, 2016
Four of Alaska’s five U.S. Senate candidates found a lot to agree on in the state’s first Arctic debate in Barrow Wednesday — on bolstering the Arctic’s profile in Washington and allowing targeted gun control — but differed on the role of term limits in the federal government.
The candidates differed largely on the best way — and person — to get those things for Alaska.
The four candidates “will probably agree on lots of things,” independent Margaret Stock said at the start of the debate. “I think we’ll agree that the federal government should be paying more attention to the Arctic. I think we will agree that the federal government should be increasing its research on the effects of climate change on subsistence, on resource development and on national security in the Arctic. I think we will agree that the federal government should be building more icebreakers.” But the best way to move Congress in that direction would differ between candidates, she (accurately) predicted.