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DGA Statement on Alaska Republican Primary

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Today, Democratic Governors Association Communications Director Jared Leopold released the following statement on Mike Dunleavy’s gubernatorial nomination in Alaska:
“Mike Dunleavy is a far-right candidate who has set records for incompetence in Juneau,” said Leopold. “After 3.5 years of failed leadership in Juneau, the last thing Alaska needs is a divisive, partisan warrior as governor.  
“Mike Dunleavy is the only majority-party senator in the past 30 years who wasn’t the primary sponsor on a bill that became law. Instead of solving problems, Mike Dunleavy pursued bizarre far-right causes that stood in the way of progress. He attempted to torpedo the Alaska Safe Children’s Act with a fringe amendment to punish Planned Parenthood. And he advocated for undoing bipartisan progress by cutting Medicaid expansion, which would threaten the healthcare of 43,000 Alaskans. Alaskans deserve a governor who will lead the state forward, not someone who will drag Alaska backwards.”