(The following was originally published in Alaska Dispatch News.)
JUNEAU — Alaska Libertarians say their party’s U.S. Senate nominee, Thom Walker, has pulled out of the race, and they’ve selected a nominee to take his place as soon as state elections officials allow.
Walker made his decision known on a post to the Libertarian Party’s Facebook page Wednesday, and the party’s executive board met quickly to select Libertarian stalwart Mark Fish to replace him as the party’s nominee. Fish had been endorsed by the party before the election as well.
Fish said Wednesday that his candidacy will give Alaskans a chance to vote for a candidate who will stand up against government intrusions on Alaskans’ property rights.