Alaska Governor's Race Turns Competitive After Independent Incumbent Bill Walker Drops Out

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Alaska's three-way gubernatorial race became a two-way competition after independent incumbent Bill Walker dropped out. Once an easy win for Republican Mike Dunleavy, a former state senator, the race tightened after Walker threw his support behind Democrat Mark Begich, a former U.S. senator. Both candidates have proposed raising Alaska's oil payments, but Begich has also said he'll consider Alaska's first tax in decades.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with KTOO and Alaska Public Media's Andrew Kitchenman (@kitchenman) about the race.

This segment aired on October 31, 2018.


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