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Early lead for establishment GOP candidate in Alaska Senate race
Early lead for establishment GOP candidate in Alaska Senate race

In one of the final primary season fights between battling Republicans, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan took an early lead over tea party favorite Joe Miller for the party’s nomination for a much-desired U.S. Senate seat. The winner 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, was trailing Sullivan and Miller in early returns. Counting was to go on for much of the night, as votes eased their way in from Alaska’s far-flung rural environs. The stakes in Alaska’s GOP primary extended far beyond the state’s reach to the national efforts by the party...

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