- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two Democrats seeking to be Alaska’s next lieutenant governor are competing in Tuesday’s primary for the chance to face presumed Republican winner, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, in the November general election.

The Democratic candidates are state Senate Minority Leader Hollis French of Anchorage and Palmer math teacher Bob Williams. Sullivan faces token competition.

Alaska’s current lieutenant governor, Republican Mead Treadwell, is seeking his party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Begich.

Independent lieutenant governor candidate Craig Fleener is running in the general with independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker.

French, who lost the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010, decided this time to support Byron Mallott for governor and instead run for lieutenant governor.

In Alaska, the party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run as a ticket.

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