It has long been suggested that either Gov. Bill Walker (I) or former Sen. Mark Begich (D) drop out of the Governor’s race to coalesce their support against Republican former state Senator Mike Dunleavy. All polls were showing Mr. Dunleavy with a substantial lead in the three-way contest.
In an unexpected move over the weekend, one candidate did drop out. In a surprising announcement, Gov. Walker stated he is ending his campaign three weeks before the election and quickly yielded to Mr. Begich. This development makes the contest more competitive and will drastically change the closing days. Whether or not projected outcome of a Dunleavy victory becomes distorted remains to be seen, but certainly former Sen. Begich is now in an unimpeded position to score a come-from-behind victory.
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