Alaska’s entire congressional delegation is supporting Mike Dunleavy for governor.
Congressman Don Young and Sen. Dan Sullivan, released their endorsement on Monday and Sen. Lisa Murkowski is set to release her endorsement, and will also be endorsing Dunleavy, according to her Chief of Staff Mike Pawlowski, who said that she was looking to have a maximum impact with her endorsement.
Beltrami said that a vote for Dunleavy is a vote to return Alaska to the Stone Age. Dunleavy has two masters degrees, is a former rural schoolteacher and administrator, and a former state senator.
On the other hand, Beltrami said that Begich is a champion of the working families and responsible resource development. Begich has a 98 percent approval rating from the national AFL-CIO.
But most of all, Beltrami reminded the media that Begich is the man that is backed by Gov. Bill Walker, and that Alaskans should honor Walker’s wishes because Begich will continue the legacy of Walker. And that, Beltrami was arguing, is a good thing.