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Campaigns in governor's race lay low as votes are counted

ANCHORAGE - The candidates in Alaska's gubernatorial race were laying low Wednesday following an extremely close election that put independent challenger Bill Walker ahead of Republican incumbent Sean Parnell by slightly more than 3,000 votes.
Governor's race too close to call

ANCHORAGE - Independent candidate Bill Walker held a razor thin lead over Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, but the Alaska governor's race remained too close to call late Tuesday.
Parnell gets boost from Romney

ANCHORAGE - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a last-minute pitch Monday for Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, who is waging an uphill battle against independent candidate Bill Walker.
Parnell faces challenger with Palin's backing

ANCHORAGE - Voters on Tuesday will determine who will win the increasingly tight race between Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and his independent opponent, Bill Walker.The Republican incumbent got a last-minute election boost from former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who attended a rally for Parnell and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan in Anchorage on Monday.Walker received his own high-profile backing from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee, who urged voters Monday to support Walker.
Walker introduces transition team

ANCHORAGE - Bill Walker, the leading candidate for Alaska governor, introduced former state Sen. Rick Halford and Ana Hoffman of Bethel on Wednesday as co-chairs of his gubernatorial transition team.
Commission to hear dispute over funding for reserves-tax campaign

Sponsors of an initiative to tax the leaseholders of the state's natural gas reserves want the Alaska Public Offices Commission to force an opposing group to disclose where its money is coming from.
Barbs begin between Parnell, Berkowitz

ANCHORAGE - Not even a day had passed since Alaska's primary and already campaign barbs were being flung Wednesday between Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and the Democrat who wants to replace him, Ethan Berkowitz.
Juneau charts its own path in state races

In Tuesday night's primary races, Juneau residents showed a stark contrast to the rest of the state, giving a huge margin of victory to incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, and giving a strong show of support for fellow Southeast Alaska native Lisa Murkowski.
Alaska Editorial: Big spending doesn't always assure victory

One of the things Alaska voters proved last month is that money isn't always everything in an election. The biggest spenders in the Republican gubernatorial primary didn't win.


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