Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Public Offices Commission has filed a Notice of Deficiency against an Anchorage political operative after stating he failed to file reports in support of 2020 House and Senate candidates.
On Thursday, April 30, the commission informed Michael Chambers, a resident of Anchorage, that he was being fined at a rate of $50 per day after the organization found that he was supporting candidates via a website he operates.
According to APOC, Chambers owed $1,250 as of April 29. The commission stated that the accruals will end if Chambers registers with the group.
The website, rinosafari.com, targets members of the House Majority and many Republican members of the Senate. It also contains links to various candidates’ campaign pages and “donate” buttons.
In an interview with News of the North on Wednesday, April 29, Chambers said he did not feel he was violating the law and that he would "continue to operate" his site.
Chambers previously was the campaign manager for 2016 Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Cean Stevens.