- Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign and endorsed his Democratic challenger, former Sen. Mark Begich.
- Neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner, former state Senator Mike Dunleavy.
- Walker said his decision to bow out was based entirely on what he felt was “best for Alaska.”
Public opinion surveys were already showing Dunleavy running well ahead of the two other men and indicated Begich had greater support than the incumbent governor.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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