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Palin weighs in on Alaska gubernatorial race

By Megan Mazurek 7:47 PM May 8, 2014
ANCHORGAE –

She may not have endorsed a candidate for governor this year, but Sarah Palin says Bill Walker is spot on in his opposition to SB 21.

The former Alaska governor called into KWHL’s Bob and Mark Show Wednesday morning to weigh in on the oil tax debate. The state’s current tax structure was established by SB 21, which was passed by the Alaska Legislature last year and is the subject of an upcoming ballot initiative. In 2007, Palin and her administration helped implement the former tax structure, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES). Parnell supported ACES as lieutenant governor under Palin, but Palin said perhaps his past — as a ConocoPhillips employee — is still ingrained in him.

The former vice president nominee went on to say that Walker, however, is on the pulse of what most Alaskans care about.

“Bill Walker understands that the way to be allowed to develop is to be ethical, forthright with the people to explain what our constitution means — that we develop our resources for the benefit of the people,” Palin said.

Walker is running as an independent candidate in the gubernatorial race against Gov. Sean Parnell and democratic candidate Byron Mallott.

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