REPORT: Governor suspends reelection campaign, endorses Dem opponent

BY TEAM DML / OCTOBER 19, 2018 /

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) announced Friday that he is ending his bid for reelection less than three weeks before Election Day and endorsing Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy.

The announcement came three days after Walker’s running mate, former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (D), stepped down and dropped his reelection bid, citing unspecific “inappropriate comments” made to a woman.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Effective today I am suspending my campaign,” Walker said Friday at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

“In the time remaining, it has become clear we cannot win a three-way race,” he said. “The decisions was made that at this point, Begich has the better odds. Alaskans deserve a competitive race and Alaskans deserve a choice other than Mike Dunleavey.”

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4 Comments

  1. Mark October 19th, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Alaska, vote republican, democrats are robbing the Alaskan resident blind, next step, throw out that rino Murkowski. If she actually worked with trump, that state would be blowing and going, instead of people leaving in droves

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  2. Sophia October 19th, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Murkowski must go…..,
    Murkowski is BIG RINO.
    Murkowski get out!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Quercus October 19th, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I guess he really wasn’t an independent!

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  4. Becky October 19th, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    That says it all right there! He’s dropping out and endorsing Democrat Begich because, “he has the greater odds.” Not because he is more qualified, but because he can win. Sad when winning is more important! Seems to be the norm though.

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