The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week.
Tea party candidate Joe Miller: "Yes."
Front-runner Dan Sullivan: "Yes."
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, showing impressive culinary dedication to the Alaska state fish: "Yes, about five times."
There were nasty national political disputes, one over the mailer Miller sent around depicting undocumented immigrants as menacing gang members. When Treadwell took the 47-year-old lawyer to task, Miller defended his stance, calling...