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ALASKA: Gov Drops Reelection Bid, Endorses Democrat

The Alaska Dispatch News reports: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday he is dropping his bid for re-election, and threw support to Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy. Walker, elected as an independent, made the surprise announcement at the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention, three days after former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly stepped down from both his …

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ALASKA: Independent Bll Walker Defeats Incumbent GOP Gov. Sean Parnell

Alaska’s gubernatorial race has finally been called. Bill Walker [above right], an attorney and former mayor of Valdez, is the first candidate unaffiliated with a party to be elected governor since statehood. Walker’s mentor, Wally Hickel, served a term as governor with the Alaskan Independence Party, a recognized third-party in the state, before going back to the GOP. Walker, who …

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