Eschewing former US Senator Mark Begich (D), who they had previously backed, the Alaska AFL-CIO leadership announced yesterday that the organization is endorsing Gov. Bill Walker (I) for re-election. The union spokesman admitted that the Governor’s chances would be better of defeating Republican nominee Mike Dunleavy, a former state Senator, if the race were only a two-way affair.
For Dunleavy, the Republican Governor’s Association, through their affiliated group Families for Alaska’s Future, will spend over $1.1 million in backing their new nominee, clearly believing the incumbent can be defeated in the three-way format.
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