February 22, 2004
WASHINGTON--Former Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond said Saturday that President George Bush should make an Alaska-like dividend for Iraqis a central element of his re-election campaign. . . .
He noted that Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, at his request, proposed to President Bush that the U.S. push for an Alaska-style dividend program after the Iraq war.
"Ted, incidentally, wrote me back after that and said 'I talked to the president. He's very much interested. Stay tuned,'" Hammond said.