Walker leads early fundraising for Alaska governor’s race

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Former Gov. Bill Walker has raised more money than any other candidate in this year’s Alaska governor’s race over the past five months but is heading toward the Aug. 16 primary election with less cash in his campaign war chest than Republican candidate and incumbent Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Walker, an independent, raised $831,896 between Feb. 2 and July 15, according to new filings with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, and reported $751,299 in cash on hand as of July 15.

Dunleavy reported raising $761,669 between Feb. 2 and July 15, while Democratic candidate Les Gara reported raising $484,385.

Dunleavy’s campaign said it had $768,263 in cash on hand after accounting for

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