Alaska governor cites Trump as he faces recall campaign
By BECKY BOHRER
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A fight is brewing over whether Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy should be recalled from office.
His critics say he's incompetent and has recklessly tried to slash spending while supporters see a politically motivated attempt to undo the last election.
Dunleavy, a Republican, is drawing parallels between himself and President Donald Trump.
The governor has cast himself as a chief executive trying to implement an agenda of smaller government and resource development while facing attacks from the left.
Claire Pywell, who manages the recall campaign, says it's bipartisan.
A state elections official could decide as early as Monday whether the first serious attempt to recall an Alaska governor since the early 1990s should advance to a second phase of signature-gathering.
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