This is just a weird story. The Democrat lieutenant governor dropped out a few days ago over something he said and no one knows what it is.
And now the governor has dropped out of the race too!!
Watch his apology below:
He says it’s because there’s a three way race, and he doesn’t want the Republican to win:
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 Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson to the post and vowed to press on with his reelection campaign.
But, on Friday afternoon, Walker announced at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention that he was ending his bid for a second term and posted a statement to his campaign’s website. He said the decision to abandon his campaign was “not the first difficult decision I have made this week, but it is one I know I must make.”
Soooooo what’s going on? What did the lieutenant governor say that killed the entire ticket? WHY WON’T SOMEONE TELL ME?!?!?
Now, the governor is an independent, but the lt. gov. that resigned is a democrat – and you just know that if they were both Republican this story would be all over the place. As it is, it’s just a wonderment.