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Republicans hope for a big win in Alaska race for Governor
The former Alaska lieutenant governor and GOP gubernative candidate Mead Treadwell describes his candidacy before the Alaska primary election.
Alaskans are set to see a three-way race for Governor in November. But first, the Republicans, their decision on the candidates in the Aug. 21 primary.
President Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, is running for re-election. And the Democrat Mark Begich unopposed in his primary.
Fox News has ranked the General gubernatorial election a tossup.
Here is a look at the candidates and where they stand is dividends, on certain issues, including the Alaska Permanent Fund, which prior to the primary.
Former state Sen., Mike Dunleavy, and former Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell lead the Republicans vying to be nominated to the Governor elections.
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Former state Sen., Mike Dunleavy, and former Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, the leading Republican candidate for Governor.
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Dunleavy is a former educator who has worked in Alaska as a teacher, principal and superintendent. Originally from Pennsylvania, he also served in the state Senate to announce his resignation, his gubernatorial bid.
If he is elected, Dunleavy said that he plans to combat the growing crime in Alaska, and grow the economy and employment on the unemployment. He is often Walker criticized to change s work on the permanent Fund — which pays to Alaskans who have left resided in the state for a whole year and do not intend to-as a way to balance the state budget.
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“It was not broken, and it has not’ need to be fixed,” Dunleavy, The Cordova times said.
Treadwell, on the other hand, is a businessman and former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska.
He spoke instead of “raiding” the permanent fund, he would find other ways to save the state money.
“We have not run out of money, we have just run out of imagination,” he told The Cordova times. “There are projects in the North Slope, the Interior and the coasts for their financing search, we need a Governor who is willing to pay our bills and keep our promise to the investors.”
During a recent debate, told Treadwell, women will still be able to find, access to abortion, no matter what the law is. He said he wants to protect life “” and would help “the people find a way to your child, have the baby and support adoption.”
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If it is said to be President Trump, Dunleavy, he thinks that the President have the policy, “was great for Alaska and great for this country.” Treadwell stressed the need for the Governor to “work with this President.”
“What scares me to death that if we get another Obama presidency will be sorted, you would want to reverse these things, the real economic gains that we have fought for a long time,” said Treadwell, the Anchorage Daily News.
Dunleavy has allegedly collected the most money of the Republican candidates.
President Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, is running for re-election.
Born and raised in Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, has led the last frontier since 2014.
While he ran initially in the Republican primary in the 2014 race, Walker was finally a free candidate in the race. He defeated incumbent GOP Gov. Sean Parnell.
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Walker, Byron Mallott in the year 2014, and this choice is decided on his running mate. A Democrat, the Lieutenant Governor has served as mayor of Yakutat, executive director of the Permanent Fund Corporation and as a Director of the US Federal Reserve Bank.
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The beginning of this year, Walker’s changes to the Alaska permanent fund. Among the changes, according to the Anchorage Daily News, the ability to use investment earnings from the Fund for the relief of the government deficit.
The former sen. Mark Begich is the only Democrat running for Governor in Alaska.
The former sen. Mark Begich is the only Democrat running for Governor in Alaska. He represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate from 2009 to 2015; before that, he was mayor of Anchorage.
His late entry into the gubernatorial race fears raised about the possibility that he and Walker could split the liberal vote, and a Republican could win the day.
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But Begich KTVF said TV, he decided to jump in the race because he “didn’t want to see where Alaska was going on in the long term, if you think we are facing big problems.”
Begich said he is dissatisfied with Alaska, the United States leads in the crime that some of the highest unemployment and the placement on the bottom of the country in terms of education.
“I thought I might have some new ideas and a fresh approach, and a little bit of innovation, as we said, dealing with these very complex issues, but also make it a place where Alaskans want to stay, live and work and be able to leave here to stay for the long term, not just a couple of years,” he
If it said to the permanent Fund, Begich, he supported permanent protection of the Constitution, and has put forth a guaranteed plan on his campaign website, he says, “a sustainable PFD, while also protecting the Fund and its future by the politicians on the line.”
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.