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Dunbar picks up endorsements

Forrest Dunbar, a Democratic candidate running against Don Young for Alaska's only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced his first two political endorsements this week. In an announcement released Thursday morning, former House Majority Leader and Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Ethan Berkowitz gave Dunbar the nod. "I've known Forrest for years and value his friendship because he is energetic, smart and compassionate," stated Berkowitz.
 
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Community

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News

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