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Trump tweets endorsement of Dunleavy in Alaska governor’s race

President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted in support of Alaska Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy, giving him his "Complete and Total Endorsement!"

The message came in a batch of tweets in which Trump endorsed Republican candidates for office across the country.

Around the same time, Alaska-grown band Portugal. The Man sent out two tweets in support of Democratic candidate Mark Begich, citing "his long history of working to protect Alaska's wild salmon fisheries in Bristol Bay" and around the state.

The band, playing homecoming shows in Anchorage this weekend, responded to Trump, saying "Alaskans are not followers."

Early voting started this week in Alaska's general election, and Election Day is Nov. 6.

Annie Zak

Annie Zak was a business reporter for the ADN between 2015 and 2019.