AP: In Alaska, Walker-Parnell Still Too Close to Call

Dan Sullivan has added to the GOP’s national tally for Senate pickups.  After a number of additional ballots were counted, the race has been called for Sullivan who has beaten first-term incumbent, Mark Begich.

The Governor’s race still remains too close to call, however, Walker has expanded his lead over Parnell.

Via AP:

Independent candidate Bill Walker widened his lead over Republican Gov. Sean Parnell in Alaska’s tight gubernatorial race.

Alaska elections workers began counting more than 53,000 absentee and questioned ballots Tuesday.

With about 20,000 of those ballots counted by late Tuesday evening, Walker was ahead by about 4,000 votes over Parnell among all ballots counted since the Nov. 4 election.

The Associated Press will not be calling the Alaska race for governor until more absentee and questioned votes are counted. Elections director Gail Fenumiai said votes also will be counted Friday, and then Monday through Wednesday as necessary.

In another closely contested contest for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat, Republican challenger Dan Sullivan defeated first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Begich on Tuesday.

No outcome is considered official until the election certification, which is targeted for Nov. 28, Fenumiai said.

Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2014/11/11/5908990/walker-retains-lead-in-alaska.html#storylink=cpy



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