Fairbanks News Miner by Max Buxton. House Speaker Mike Chenault (NGP Photo), came to Fairbanks on Wednesday with the goal of dismantling the bipartisan coalition that holds control of the Alaska Senate. In a politically charged event hosted by Take Back the Interior, a group supporting “fiscally conservative” candidates, Chenault blamed the bipartisan coalition for the Legislature’s failure in recent years to move forward with a natural gas pipeline. “Positively the city of Fairbanks and the surrounding area cannot continue to be represented by the folks who are representing them,” he told the mostly Republican audience. Chenault’s attack on the Bipartisan Working Group, a mixture of six Republicans and 10 Democrats, is part of a larger battle playing out throughout the state. It’s been a simmering issue in the Interior’s Senate races, where two of three sitting senators are part of the coalition.