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AK lieutenant governor resigns over comments


October 18, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) –Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned Tuesday over unspecified inappropriate comments, complicating what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker.

Mallott, in his resignation letter, said his decision was “compelled by inappropriate comments I made that placed a person whom I respect and revere in a position of vulnerability.’’

He apologized and acknowledged that his actions had compromised Walker’s ability to lead the state.

The nature of the comments remained unclear, though Walker described them as an “inappropriate overture to a wo...

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