Gov. Mike Dunleavy has endorsed Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom for Congress, getting between Republicans and their candidates.
With ranked-choice voting, both Republicans — Dahlstrom and Nick Begich — are likely to be heading for the November ballot, since the top four voter-getters proceed from the primary in August. Polling shows Begich has 28% support and Dahlstrom is polling at 9%, but Dunleavy brings a powerful voice to the decision voters will be making.
“It’s my pleasure to express my support for Nancy in her congressional campaign,” said Dunleavy. “Nancy’s exceptional commitment and conservative values resonate with our state and we’ve achieved much for Alaska together. I’m confident Nancy will stand up against federal overreach in Congress and safeguard Alaskan values. Her candidacy represents my preferred choice to advance our state’s interests.”
Both Dahlstrom and Begich are taking on Democrat Rep. Mary Peltola, who was elected to replace Don Young after he died in 2021.