JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republicans Mike Dunleavy and Mead Treadwell are vying to become the third person in what is shaping up to be a three-way fight for governor in Alaska.
The winner of the Aug. 21 GOP primary will advance to the general election.
Waiting will be independent Gov. Bill Walker, who is not participating in a primary, and former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, who is running unopposed on the Democratic side.
Dunleavy, a former state senator, and Treadwell, a former lieutenant governor, are the highest-profile GOP candidates.
Both say the budget needs greater scrutiny, and they each have problems with a 2016 criminal justice overhaul.
Treadwell touts what he sees as a broader range of experience. Dunleavy says he understands the legislative process.