Yesterday, we reported that the Alaska AFL-CIO leadership decided to support Independent Gov. Bill Walker for re-election over former US Senator Mark Begich (D), who they had backed in previous elections.
Now, the union released the results of its Harstad Strategic Research poll (8/13-16; 602 AK likely voters) that sees Republican nominee Mike Dunleavy leading Gov. Walker and Mr. Begich, 36-26-24%, respectively. The union leadership then used the polling results to call upon Mr. Begich, a former US Senator and Anchorage Mayor, to drop out of the gubernatorial race to give incumbent Walker a better chance of beating Mr. Dunleavy.
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