Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.
Walker's announcement, made at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage shortly before he was to participate in a debate, was met with gasps and cries of "No!" from the audience.
"'Alaska First' is and cannot be just a campaign slogan," he said. With ...