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Dunleavy Drops Out Due to Health Concerns

Mike Chenault and Charlie Huggins made moves toward joining the GOP primary.

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Zach C. Cohen and Ally Mutnick
Sept. 13, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

State Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R) “announced that he was suspending his gubernatorial campaign to deal with an unspecified health issue.

“At the same time, former state Senate President Charlie Huggins (R) filed paperwork with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run.” (AP)

State Rep. Mike Chenault (R), “who has served in the House of Representatives since 2001 and was the body’s longest-serving Speaker, has filed a letter of intent to run for governor.”

Chenault: “I am looking at all the options to see if the support is there to run for Governor in 2018.” (Must Read Alaska)

Chenault said “he intends to run for statewide office. In 2018, that leaves three possibilities: governor, lieutenant governor, or the U.S. House of Representatives. Chenault would only say that he has no intention of challenging longtime” Rep. Don Young (R). “Beyond that, ‘I haven’t declared which office yet,’ he said. ‘I’m just feeling the water.’” (KTUU)

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