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republicans urged to buck walker on alaska senate pick

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republicans urged to buck walker on alaska senate pick

juneau, alaska (ap) — alaska senate republicans face pressure from within their party to reject gov. bill walker’s pick to fill an open senate seat after walker sidestepped a list of gop finalists in making his selection.senate president pete kelly says senate republicans plan to meet early this week to discuss walker’s appointment of randall kowalke to replace former sen. mike dunleavy, who resigned to run for governor.kowalke was not on the list of finalists submitted to walker for consideration by republicans from dunleavy’s district. walker has not explained his decision, but said kowalke is the best person for the job.walker isn’t bound to pick a name from the list, which kelly acknowledged. but kelly says senate republicans will have to weigh whether the people in that district were treated fairly.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.