Sean Cockerham writes at the ADN Political Blog about dueling fundraisers happening across the street from each other this evening in Anchorage. Lyda's folks will be at the Corsair, Anchorage's most over-priced fine dining venue. Sarah and Sean's folks will be directly across the street at the home of her mentor, ex-governor and Alaskan savant emeritus, Wally Hickel.
I'm not sure what the Senate Minority Leadership Fund does, or who can use it, but I do know that Green, Hawker and Samuels are the opposite of Progressive.
Update - early afternoon: Robert Dillon at Alaskan Abroad has excellent analysis of the current state of affairs in the Senate coalition:
Green's attempt to punish French goes beyond the everyday partisanship that already makes consensus legislation impossible. This is about Green striking out at an elected official for daring to challenge her authority. This is about ego. This is about Green putting her wishes above those of her constituents.
Green's a bully, but she's no Ben Stevens. If she wants to hold her coalition together, she should think twice about trying to punish its members.
It will also be interesting to see if the other Democrats in the coalition allow Green to penalize French. The lure of top committee posts can cause them to turn a blind eye to many a sour deal if they're not careful.
Partisan politics in both bodies has gotten out of hand.....
Go read Dillon's entire analysis.