An October court ruling in a case which determined that independents are allowed to run in Democratic primaries, may also allow the Republican Party to block individuals from running as its nominee if they violate that party rule. The state appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court, which could complicate the outcome. Rule changes for the 2018 primaries were due in September, so it’s unclear whether the state will honor the change or decide it doesn’t comply with state law. The Party has rules about caucusing with other political parties, and the penalties for that are no financial support, no access to the party database, and understanding that the party may recruit a challenger. This isn’t the first time that Republicans have left the party to join a bipartisan caucus, but it is the first time that the retaliation has cut them out of the primary election. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Representative Paul Seaton is one of three lawmakers who has been blocked by the Alaska Republican Party from running in the 2018 Republican primary.