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Establishment GOP candidate defeats tea party opponent in Alaska race
Establishment GOP candidate defeats tea party opponent in Alaska race

In one of the final primary season fights between battling Republicans, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller to seize the party’s nomination for a much-desired U.S. Senate seat. Sullivan will take on Democrat Mark Begich, a first-term incumbent who glided to his party’s nomination. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, the third major GOP candidate, trailed Sullivan and Miller throughout the night. Sullivan broke to an early lead and maintained it as votes eased their way in from Alaska’s far-flung rural environs. The Associated Press projected Sullivan as the winner about five hours after the polls closed. The stakes in Alaska’s GOP...

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