Group Launches Anti-Walker Ad Campaign

A new Republican group has launched an advertising campaign against independent Alaska gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker in the final days before next week’s election.

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The group, Citizens Against Walker, is spending $150,000 on a TV ad on one station, KTVA.

Randy Ruedrich, the former chair of the Alaska Republican Party, heads the group, whose treasurer is Washington, D.C.-based attorney, Michael Adams, who works with the Republican Governors Association.

Ruedrich said Monday morning he was unable to immediately comment.

Walker is the main challenger to Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, who is seeking a second full term.

Walker campaign spokeswoman, Lindsay Hobson, says the commercial attacks Walker on health care.

Walker has repeatedly stated he wants to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska. Parnell opposes Medicaid expansion.