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Alaska governor says he quit race to boost Democrat

Oct 20, 2018 - Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's surprising announcement that he was quitting his bid for re-election with less than 21 days to go was an effort to boost Democratic rival Mark Begich's chances of beating Republican Mike Dunleavy.

Walker, the only independent governor in the country, said Friday he could not win a three-way race and that Alaskans deserve a choice other than Dunleavy. There are a lot of things he and Begich don't agree on, but Walker said Begich would be bette...