Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By Becky Bohrer
October 7, 2016

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock has won the endorsement of the last Alaska Democrat to hold the office.

Stock said Friday that she’s grateful for the support of former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and a group of southeast Alaska Democrats who are favoring her over their party’s nominee, Ray Metcalfe.

Begich said Metcalfe is failing to galvanize support within the party and said he cannot support him. Last week, Interior Democrats voted to back Stock and on Thursday, the Tongass Democrats, which represent part of southeast Alaska, followed suit.