Anchorage Daily News: Cissna's TSA crusade key part of campaign

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Anchorage Daily News: Cissna's TSA crusade key part of campaign

    Sharon Cissna wants to become Alaska's first Democrat to serve in the U.S. House in four decades.
    If she wins - which appears to be a longshot, at best - the breast cancer survivor would face challenges that others in Congress only deem a nuisance. The diminutive great-grandmother gained national attention last year while serving in the state House when she refused a pat-down at a Seattle airport and had to use a variety of creative modes of transportation - rental car, ferry, small plane, cab - to return to Alaska.

    If she beats Republican incumbent Rep. Don Young, the challenges will only begin for Cissna, who would need to travel between Washington, D.C. and Alaska regularly. Just a drive from her hometown of Anchorage to catch a plane out of Whitehorse, Canada, where security measures are different than in the U.S., can be about 14 hours. And she'd still have to take a bus, small plane or train from there, to get to Washington.

    One can travel commercial from Anchorage to Washington in as little as 9 hours.

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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I have to admire a state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. House in 40 years :D but in this case I think they should make an exception. :)
     
  3. Even though the rest of her platform is way too liberal for me, I gave Sharon Cissna my vote this morning. I feel like enough of a prisoner in this state now that it's worth a single-issue vote.

    Plus, I suspect it will be a landslide for Don Young, so it's worth making the statement. I think Young is more or less on our side with TSA though.
     

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