Walker to run as Independent in Democratic primary

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Gov. Bill Walker will run in the Democratic Primary this August, but he will remain an Independent, his campaign confirmed Friday.

“There was a lot of thought and preparation,” said Lindsay Hobson, Walker's campaign spokesperson. “We looked at all of our options and assessed this as a path to victory.”

Earlier this year, an order from the Alaska Supreme Court affirmed a Superior Court judge's decision in favor of the Alaska Democratic Party, which wanted to allow undeclared and non-partisan candidates to run in Democratic primaries. The Division of Elections initially denied the request in 2016. 

Walker to run as Independent in Democratic primary

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