Bob Bird to announce for U.S. Senate

Bob Bird, who earned 34,000 votes in the 1990 Republican primary against Ted Stevens, will announce his campaign for the U.S. Senate this week.

In Kenai, at the Paradisos Restaurant downtown, 6:00 PM, Friday May 16

In Anchorage, at the Inlet Towers Compass Room, 2:00 PM, Saturday May 17

Bird is running with the Alaskan Independence Party, virtually assuring a position in the November general election.

Bird, 56, who has been a social studies instructor for 34 years, has spent 31 of them in Alaska: at Adak in 1977, in Kenai from 1978-88, and since 1988, in Nikiski. With a Master’s Degree in History, Bird also serves as adjunct faculty at Kenai Peninsula College. He has also served as a varsity hockey coach and radio sports broadcaster for many years.

Bird organized and led the Alaska Rescue Project, the non-violent civil disobedience campaign at abortion clinics, in 1989. He served as president of Alaska Right to Life from 1995-97, was a delegate to the 1996 Republican Convention in San Diego as a Buchanan supporter, the 2000 Reform Party convention in the same capacity, and the 2004 Constitution Party convention.

The Constitution Party gave Bird a unanimous floor-resolution endorsement at their convention two weeks ago in Kansas City.

With a near-libertarian conservative philosophy, Bird is running an authentic grass-roots campaign that will utilize prolifers, libertarians, conservatives and those opposed to the Iraqi War. It will advocate the following issues:

- The curbing of the federal judiciary, with a states-rights approach to social issues. - An immediate pullout of Iraq and an end to American military adventurism. - An amended statehood act that will be in conformity to the Constitution in all aspects. - A defense of American sovereignty against global corporatism. - A Jeffersonian interpretation of the Constitution, with an emphasis on the 10th amendment.

Bird has been married to the former Rosemary Flaig, herself a music teacher, for nearly 30 years, is the father of three adult children, and whose daughter was Alaska’s Junior Miss in 2005. An avid outdoorsman, Bird will also emphasize gun rights.

Bird is assembling a campaign staff who will be introduced at the Saturday press conference.

5 Responses to “Bob Bird to announce for U.S. Senate”

  1. J.R. Says:

    Bob Bird (Alaskan Independence)
    50615 Shemya Way
    Kenai, AK 99611
    Phone: (907) 776-5898
    e-mail: [email protected]

  2. Ghoststrider Says:

    It would be nice to see someone from the Alaskan Independence Party in the Senate, just to toss in another alternative party member (well, I suppose the other two count as just independents.)

    I wonder what it look like if Alaska actually did declare independence, though. Oh, Harry Turtledove, what you have done to my imagination…

  3. Laine Says:

    Oh yes please do run and break the conservative vote. I don’t normally support the major parties but certainly vote for the Democrat over Stevens any day.

  4. Ryan Says:

    With an emphasis on the tenth amendment? Count me in.

  5. Wld Says:


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