ANCHORAGE — The high-profile effort to crush the Senate bipartisan coalition isn’t just about its refusal to lower oil taxes.
Social conservatives are latching on, too -- and in a big way. Some leaders say their issues, including the prospect of sharp limits on abortion, resonate with voters as much if not more than the big engine of Alaska oil production and taxes and may draw them to the polls. The same fiscal conservatives who back Gov. Sean Parnell’s desired oil tax cuts, amounting to $2 billion a year, often also support the conservative social agenda.