30 JUL 1974: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Egan Campaign War Chest
Twice Other Candidates’
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. William A. Egan’s reelection campaign expense report shows he has almost double the amount of money of any other candidate seeking his office, but he has spent only $100 of his $94,418 war chest.
Egan’s contributions and single expenditure — which covered the cost of his filing — were available to the public following submission of a flock of reports to the Alaska Election Campaign Commission. The first detailed reports under the state’s new disclosure law were due noon Sunday. As of late Monday, 40 of the state’s 215 candidates for state office had failed to file with the commission.
Chairman Gerald Abramcyzk said most of the overdue reports were from candidates who lived in outlying areas of the state. He said he expected the reports to drift in via mail by midweek, and he added that no penalty would be assessed for missing the committee’s first deadline.
The next highest total reported was by Republican gubernatorial candidate Walter J. Hickel of Anchorage, who listed his contributions as $42,882.79 and expenditures at $34,092.81.
Ranking just behind Hickel in contributions was Jay Hammond, whose Republican campaign so far has netted $27,440.25 and whose expenses were $25,636.99.
Keith Miller, another Republican gubernatorial hopeful, spent $17,703.01 from a treasury of $23,495.55.
Among Democratic gubernatorial candidates, North Slope Borough mayor Eben Hopson’s only listing was an expenditure of $490 of his own money, while Donald Wright’s report was among those missing.
Republican Donn Hopkins shelled out $1,336.70 of his own money to pay for his gubernatorial campaign, and a sizable percentage of that money was listed as paying for phone calls from pay booths. Hopkins, who lives in College, does not have a telephone.
Independent Joseph Vogler listed expenditures of $202.22, some $27.06 more than he took in contributions.
State law limits candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to spending about $120,000 in the election, no more than $48,000 of it in the primary.
By far the biggest spender was Alaskans United, a citizens’ lobby group opposed to moving the state capital from Juneau.