After the dust had settled the evening of the general election in Alaska, SCG clients Ivy Spohnholz (D - East Anchorage) and Jason Grenn (I - West Anchorage) had prevailed in tough races, while Reps Adam Wool (D - Fairbanks) and Dan Ortiz (I - Ketchikan) had successfully defended their seats in the face of significant negative independent expenditures by the opposition.
Combined with the success of Ballot Measure 1, this result brought SCG's record to 13 wins and zero losses across all campaigns that Ship Creek directly managed* this year. This includes four successful Anchorage Municipal campaigns in April, four successful campaigns in the August primary (all non-incumbents), and four successful legislative campaigns in the November general election, plus the successful statewide ballot measure.
Alaska Dispatch News columnist Charles Wohlforth wrote:
"Grenn's election-night party was in the Boardroom, a shared-office complex used by young entrepreneurs at Fifth Avenue and F Street. His campaign consultant, John-Henry Heckendorn, was hosting... A recent graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Heckendorn has built an impressive list of wins with his Ship Creek Group in a short time. Late Tuesday night he sat at the ping pong table sipping whiskey, surrounded by staff, friends and politicos watching state Division of Election printouts projected on a screen."
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*Ship Creek Group has also consulted or produced one-off work for other campaigns and independent expenditure efforts this year, which are not included in this summary.