Walker holds edge in available cash as campaign heats up

Published 07-24-2018

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker leads his rivals in available cash as the campaign season heats up.

Walker reported contributions of more than $220,000 since early February. He ended the latest reporting period Friday with about $330,000 available after debts.

The independent opted to skip next month's primaries and gather signatures to appear on the general election ballot.

Meanwhile, Democrat Mark Begich reported contributions of more than $130,000, including $25,000 from the Democratic party, since entering the race June 1. He faces no primary opponent.

Republican Mead Treadwell, who also joined the race last month, reported contributions of more than $110,000, including more than $25,000 in personal funds.

Republican Mike Dunleavy reported contributions of more than $160,000 since February. He had the lowest cash on hand of the major gubernatorial candidates.

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