A new Alaska Survey Research poll (10/26-29; 500 AK likely voters) finds former US Senator Mark Begich (D) pulling into a virtual tie with ex-state Senator Mike Dunleavy (R) in the now open Governor’s campaign. The poll finds Dunleavy holding the smallest of edges, 45.5 – 45.3%, over Mr. Begich. The race has obviously tightened substantially since Gov. Bill Walker (I) exited the race and threw his support behind Begich.
The latter man served one term in the Senate, defeating veteran Sen. Ted Stevens (R) in 2008 but then losing to current Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) six years later. Prior to serving in the Senate, Mr. Begich was twice elected as Mayor of Anchorage. This Governor’s race is now an obvious toss-up campaign entering the final days.
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