Sullivan, Gross headline primaries for Alaska Senate seat


August 20, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Independent Al Gross led the field in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Alaska, while the incumbent, Republican Dan Sullivan, ran unopposed in his primary Tuesday.

Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, was endorsed by the state Democratic party last fall. He is the highest-profile candidate in that primary, which also includes Edgar Blatchford, an associate professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage and a former state commerce commissioner, and Chris Cumings, who, like Gross, is a registered nonpartisan. “Independent’’ is a term often used to describe thos...

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