Campaign to recall Alaska D-turned-R state rep gets under way
Source: Anchorage Daily News
An effort to recall newly minted Republican Lindsey Holmes from her seat representing West Anchorage in the state House is kicking off publicly this weekend in Anchorage, according to one of the organizers.
Holmes was re-elected in November as a Democrat to a fourth House term. Then on Jan. 12, she announced she was switching parties.
While she says she's the same moderate she's always been, some voters in her district say her turnabout amounts to a betrayal and that she's not fit for office.
... The group considers Holmes unfit for office because she's not who voters elected, Murphy said. For instance, she voted for a measure, opposed by most Democrats, that rolls back a voter initiative toughening standards on cruise ship wastewater discharge.