By Mark Thiessen
The Associated Press 

Candidate for governor picks running mate who was at infamous Trump rally


February 9, 2022

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Homer man whose home was mistakenly raided by FBI agents searching for a laptop stolen from the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection has been chosen as the running mate for conservative Alaska Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Kurka.

Paul Hueper, 59, wearing a T-shirt that said, “We the People are Pissed,” was introduced as the lieutenant governor candidate by Kurka at a rally Jan. 31 in Wasilla.

Kurka, a freshman in the Alaska House, said he chose a running mate that has the same vision he has, and also one who is dedicated to “cleaning...

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