After stating Tuesday that Gov. Bill Walker would be filing in the Democratic party’s open primary election in August, Walker’s campaign announced Wednesday that Walker’s plans now hinge on whether former U.S. Senator Mark Begich makes a bid for the seat.
On Tuesday, Walker’s Campaign Director, John-Henry Heckendorn, said that both Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott planned to run as Independents in the Democratic Primary.
“As of right now, that looks like the path that best satisfies their criteria of running together, standing by their values and being as competitive as possible in the general election,” Heckendorn wrote.