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Bill Walker: Unity ticket in Alaska governor's race 'unprecedented'
Bill Walker: Unity ticket in Alaska governor's race 'unprecedented'

Bill Walker, Alaska's Republican-turned-independent candidate for governor, and Byron Mallott, who won the state's Democratic primary, were set to take on incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, a Republican, for the opportunity to run the 49th state. Alone, they couldn't win. So they decided to throw their lot together in a unity ticket, and now they're ahead in the polls. Walker sat down last week in his Anchorage law office, with its pristine view of the storied Cook Inlet, and talked about the dynamics of the race and the two men's decision to do something that had never been done before in the Last Frontier. His remarks are edited for length. ------------ FOR THE...

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