Skip to comments.The Next Senator From Alaska May Have Just Deployed to Afghanistan
Posted on 07/24/2013 3:23:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
There's a lingering sense in Alaska that the field of GOP Senate candidates isn't done growing yet. But we won't know for sure until after Labor Day at the very earliest, when the latest potential candidate returns from military deployment to Afghanistan.
Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan, a Republican, will spend the next six weeks in Afghanistan on military duty, the Associated Press reported Monday night. Sullivan is in the Marine Reserves and deployed to Central Command twice in the last nine years, according to his office biography. Sullivan's most recent assignment means he will be out of contact just as more speculation about his political prospects heats up.
An Anchorage Daily News column published over the weekend reported that "establishment Republicans" were lining up to offer Sullivan their financial support if he ran for Senate. At the beginning of the same week, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell -- the more establishment Republican of the two currently running against Democratic Sen. Mark Begich -- reported raising just over $180,000 in the first six months of the year.
Granted, Treadwell spent most of that time in "exploratory" mode rather than running an official campaign -- that haul doesn't necessarily represent the full measure of his fundraising potential -- and it's not clear what quarrel the Alaska GOP establishment would have with Treadwell. But there appears to be unsated appetite in the Republican ranks for another choice besides Treadwell and Joe Miller, who is running again after defeating Sen. Lisa Murkowski for the GOP nomination in a tea party-fueled 2010 bid.
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Dan Sullivan is the best choice, IMHO. Joe Miller snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in 2010. Mead Treadwell is acceptable, but doesn’t seem to be a strong candidate and I think we could do better.
Six months sounds more like it. Six weeks has got to be a mistake.
Six weeks. It’s sixteen months until election night.
If anything happends to him............
14 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. 15 In it he wrote, Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.
He’s going to Afghanistan or CENTCOM? Only six weeks? “Establishment Republicans”?
This is news?
That’s what I thought. Six months was the standard deployment last I checked. Matter of fact, a friend of ours is leaving next week for 6 months in Afghanistan.
Exactly! It cost David dearly. When will it cost the traitors that are destroying our system and structure?
Treadwell seems to fine to me but it appears that people including Palin are not satisfied and are fishing around for other candidates.