10/27/12 - 7:20pm
JUNEAU— Big oil drives this state, and this year it overshadows all other issues in the fight for control of the Alaska Senate.
The 20-member Senate is ruled by a coalition of 10 Democrats and six Republicans, and some GOP leaders, including Gov. Sean Parnell, want this alliance to end. For two years, the coalition has foiled Parnell’s attempts to lower taxes on the oil industry.