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Constitution Party will field governor candidate

By Associated Press 11:59 AM August 27, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) –

The Alaska governor’s race has another candidate.

The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://is.gd/CU0BcD) the state Division of Elections has approved Constitution Party candidate J.G. Myers’ name appearing on the ballot.

The party has just over 200 members. Because it’s so small, it doesn’t qualify as a political party under state statute. Both Myers and his running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Maria Rensel, each had to turn in signatures. Each collected more than 4,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Rensel says they have no delusions they will win the race. Their goal is to get 3 percent of the vote, which would quality them as an official party and get them an automatic spot on the ballot during the next election cycle.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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