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Walker has early fundraising edge in Alaska governor’s race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker holds an early fundraising edge in his bid for re-election this year.

Records filed with the state show Walker had about $50,000 in carry-over campaign cash and raised another roughly $275,000 since last February. At the end of the reporting period, Feb. 1, he had about $280,000 on hand.

Walker is running as an independent.

On the Republican side, former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy reported raising about $105,000 from mid-June until Feb. 1. He ended the reporting period with nearly $75,000 available.

Businessman Scott Hawkins so far has largely bankrolled his campaign, contributing $200,000 of the roughly $215,000 raised since last September. Rep. Mike Chenault raised just over $30,000 since September.

Hawkins and Chenault have not yet formally filed as candidates with the Division of Elections.

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