Pierce's running mate drops out, endorses Dunleavy


November 2, 2022

Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon

Edie Grunwald last week quit as running mate for Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Pierce.

Republican lieutenant governor candidate Edie Grunwald is withdrawing from the Nov. 8 election after her running mate, former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, was sued over allegations he sexually harassed a former borough employee.

Grunwald encouraged Alaskans to vote for fellow Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy. She said "recent circumstances" surrounding Pierce had led her to make the decision to step aside.

"I support and advocate for the respectful treatment of women in politics, the workplace and the world in general," Grunwald said in a prepared statement. "I believe my step...

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