- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on the Alaska U.S. Senate race (all times local):

5 p.m.

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock says she’ll support Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

Stock announced her pick during a candidate forum at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks.

Also participating in the forum were Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Libertarian Joe Miller and Democrat Ray Metcalfe.

Murkowski has said she does not know how she’ll vote but says she cannot support either Clinton or her party’s nominee, Donald Trump. Miller has said he’s supporting Trump while Metcalfe says he’s supporting Clinton, though unenthusiastically.

Stock has gotten support during her run from factions within the state Democratic party. She has spoken out against Trump, who she sees as unfit for the presidency.

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4:10 p.m.

A forum featuring the four main Alaska U.S. Senate candidates is getting underway in Fairbanks.

The forum is being held at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention and is being broadcast statewide.

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Libertarian Joe Miller, Democrat Ray Metcalfe and independent Margaret Stock are participating in the forum.

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12:30 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and rival Joe Miller are expected to share the stage for the first time since Miller entered Alaska’s Senate race last month.

They are expected to be joined by Democrat Ray Metcalfe and independent Margaret Stock during a candidate forum at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks.

The forum, scheduled to begin late Friday afternoon, is being broadcast statewide.

Murkowski and Miller have history: Miller beat Murkowski in the 2010 Republican primary only to watch Murkowski retain her seat with a successful general election write-in campaign. Miller is running this time as a Libertarian.

This is one of two debates or forums in which Murkowski and Miller are both expected to participate. The other is a public media debate scheduled for Nov. 3.

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