Alaska's Sitting Governor Abruptly Drops out of Re-Election Bid in Major Race Shake-Up — Here's Why

Republican Mike Dunleavy was coasting to certain victory in a three-way race with independent Gov. Bill Walker and former Sen. Mark Begich. Now, things get interesting.

On Friday, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention that he was suspending his re-election campaign, and endorsing former Democratic Sen. Mark Begich against Republican state Sen. Mike Dunleavy.

"In the time remaining, it has become clear we cannot win a three-way race," said

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