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Establishment Republican defeats tea party foe in Alaska Senate race
Establishment Republican defeats tea party foe in Alaska Senate race

The tea party’s victory drought against establishment Republicans persisted in the hard-fought battle for the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, as former state Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller. Sullivan, who faced not only two prominent Republicans but an avalanche of Democratic spending intent on denying him victory Tuesday, will take on Democrat Mark Begich, a first-term incumbent who glided to his party’s nomination. In a post published Wednesday on his campaign’s Facebook page, Sullivan said his supporters “knocked on tens of thousands of doors, made hundreds of thousands of phone calls, and reached our fellow...

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