MARCH 31, 2021 AUTHOR: SUZANNE DOWNING
Laundry operation: San Francisco group donates funds to Alaska Center, which spends it to support Dunbar, Rivera
Outside money is an outsized factor in the race for Anchorage mayor, and also in opposing the recall of Felix Rivera effort.
The Tides Foundation Advocacy, a George Soros-funded group that has been described as an organization that “washes away the paper trail between its grants and the original donor,” has donated $55,000 to the Alaska Center, which in turn has spent the funds to elect Forrest Dunbar for mayor, and retain Assemblyman Felix Rivera.
Both Dunbar and Rivera are part of the the extreme left-wing of the Anchorage progressive bloc that runs Anchorage government.