Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO said Bill Walker and Mark Begish need to join forces or one of them needs to drop out.
KTVA News reported that the state's largest labor groups are facing a tough decision on who to support this year. Beltrami told the news outlet that he did not think that either of these two candidates could win a three way race.
Walker and Begish will face off against the republican nominee. A field of seven candidates are headed by former state senator Mike Dunleavy and former lieutenant governor Mead Treadwell.
A new poll funded by the union showed Dunleavy would win a three way election with 32 percent, Begish and Walker would receive 28 percent and 12 percent of voters are undecided.
Neither Begish or Walker have indicated a willingness to step aside or hinted at a repeat of 2014 when Walker joined forces with then democratic nominee Byron Mallott. The Walker campaign received the AFL-CIO endorsement in 2014