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Hillary Clinton tweets support of Begich in Alaska governor’s race

  • Author: Annie Zak
  • Updated: October 29, 2018
  • Published October 29, 2018

Hillary Clinton tweeted her support Monday for Democrat Mark Begich in the race for Alaska governor.

The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate included Begich in a handful of tweets endorsing Democrats across the country ahead of next week's midterm elections. Clinton mentioned Begich prioritizing "schools, jobs, and affordable health care" if elected.

"In one week, we have the chance to flip 17 governorships from red to blue," Clinton said in a tweet. She endorsed other Democratic candidates in Arizona, New Hampshire, Maine and Michigan.

Clinton's support for Begich came a few days after President Donald Trump tweeted an endorsement for Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy.

Clinton received just 36.6 percent of the vote in Alaska in 2016. Election Day is Nov. 6.