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Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

Oct 20, 2018 - Associated Press

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 ...