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Alaska governor Walker suspends campaign, endorses Democrat Begich

Oct 20, 2018 - Politico
Board and Executive Moves

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, suspended his campaign for reelection on Friday and endorsed former Democratic Sen. Mark Begich - scrambling the state's three-way gubernatorial race with just over two weeks until Election Day.

The move, first reported by the Alaska Dispatch News, comes just days after Walker's lieutenant governor, Byron Mallott, resigned, citing "inappropriate comments" he had made to an unidentified woman. Walker appointed state Department of Health and Social Se...