Hillary Clinton has endorsed Mark Begich for governor.
In an announcement Monday morning on Twitter, Clinton announced her support for a slate of Democratic governor candidates across the United States. Among them was Mark Begich, the Democratic candidate for Alaska governor.
“Governors set the tone and direction for their states. They’re also our last line of defense against some of the Trump administration’s worst policies. So pick a candidate—or two or three—and help flip one of these 17 races,” Clinton wrote.
About Begich, she wrote, “(Mark Begich) is a dedicated public servant, business owner, and former U.S. senator who has a record of cutting through bureaucracy to get things done for Alaskans. In office, he’ll prioritize schools, jobs, and affordable health care.”
.@MarkBegich is a dedicated public servant, business owner, and former U.S. senator who has a record of cutting through bureaucracy to get things done for Alaskans. In office, he'll prioritize schools, jobs, and affordable health care. https://t.co/U4UXFaQFum
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 29, 2018
Clinton’s endorsement follows a similar one by the winner of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump. Last week, Trump endorsed Republican governor candidate Mike Dunleavy.
Support from Clinton is not expected to affect the race significantly. Clinton lost Alaska’s Democratic primary to Bernie Sanders, and she received only 36.55 percent of the vote in the 2016 general election.
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