Miller - he didn’t just shoot himself in the foot, he shot off both legs. He has 900K+ is funds he can only spend for a run, but up to now has been all but silent.
Treadwall - No thanks. Too plain-Jane, no fight in him. Also no money or organization.
Dan Sullivan (NOT the mayor)
Daniel S. Sullivan (born in Fairview Park, Ohio) is the former Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources, appointed by Governor Sean Parnell in December 2010. He was unanimously confirmed by the Alaska Legislature the following April. Being from Outside will hurt in some areas.
Before assuming the nonpartisan post of natural resources commissioner, Sullivan served as the Republican Attorney General of Alaska from June 2009 until December 2010. He was appointed attorney general in June 2009 by then-Governor Sarah Palin.
He resigned from his post in early-December 2010 after Gov. Parnell tapped him to head the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
Sullivan has served in the United States Marine Corps since 1993. He transitioned from active duty to the reserves in 1997 as a infantry and reconnaissance officer. He has been recalled twice since joining the reserves, most recently in 2009 in order to work on a strategy report for then-Commander of U.S. Central Command General David Petraeus.
Before entering public service, he was an attorney for the firm Perkins Coie, LLP. Sullivan earned his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and his J.D/M.S. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Aside from his credentials as a statewide official Sullivan’s government experience includes several years working for the federal government in various capacities under former President George W. Bush. Sullivan was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs - serving as senior adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State on “international economic, energy, trade, finance, transportation, telecommunications and Arctic policies” - as well as Director in the International Economics Directorate of the National Security Council and White House National Economic Council staffs.
Marine. Lawyer. Well rounded experience in gov’t.
My kind of guy.
Sara Palin. She been making noise, bu hasn’t filed.
As an aside, most the dough coming in from “Alaskans for Begich” is Outside money.
The Dems will be pouring the dough in here to keep the seat safely D. Even tho Lisa Mar-cow-ski seems to vote mostly with the Dems, she’s still listed as a R. For now.
As they say, it will be quite the contest...
If Lonegan can come within6 points of Saint Booker here in Jersey, there is no excuse for any state. Get a ground game going and fight them everywhere.
I was at Nick's house about a dozen years or so back, AIP wanted Nick to run for Governor. I asked him what would be his first controversial task? He said he would take 10 Billion out of the PFD and build gas pipelines all over Alaska to bring cheap, clean fuel, that the state owned to Alaskans. Of course I thought he was nuts at the time; but now wonder if he was ahead of his time?
I think Mark will have a tough time getting re-elected. Most Alaskans see him as somewhat slow; can't react when put on the spot. Alaskans like the Donny Young types; now that guy puts on a real show. People know how his head works, and trust his judgment.
People still remember all the good things Palin did while Governor. Me thinks she could energize the race if she so choose to. Ole Palin is one of the few politicals that would keep her word too.
My 2 cents from along the Upper Yukon.
I hope your lack of mentioning Begich and Pryor’s votes for the Gang of Eight’s Schumer-Rubio immigration bill (sorry if I missed it) doesn’t foreshadow the GOP failing to use these inexcusable votes against them.
The alleged popularity of Schumer-Rubio is a sham, because the way it is presented to the public by Obama, it’s Congressional supporters, the media, and pollsters is not reflective of what it actually is. Americans have been presented with a pretty, fantasy version of a very ugly bill. It won’t end illegal immigration. The allegedly tough enforcement mechanisms and measures are mostly at the whim of the President and his Homeland Security chief. Criminal illegal aliens can get on the path to citizenship. And worst of all, Schumer-Rubio would massively increase already mass levels of legal immigration.
It’s stunning really that this last part - the huge increase in legal immigration the bill would unleash - has received so little attention. I mean, it’s not surprising that Schumer, Rubio, Graham, McCain, Obama, and other champions of the bill don’t ever mention it. It’s also not surprising that the worthless mainstream media has not informed the public about it. It’s not even surprising that allegedly conservative Fox News has been negligent here. But it’s surprising and disheartening that Republicans have not made this a centerpiece of the campaign against this brand of ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’
A strong majority of Americans oppose increasing legal immigration. More Americans support reducing legal immigration than support increasing it. And here are the Democrats - Begich and Pryor included - voting for a bill that wouldn’t just increase immigration by a little bit, but instead would result in tens of millions additional legal immigrants over the millions we’d already admit. This is ripe for use against the Democrats. Cotton and whoever emerges as the GOP challenger in Alaska, North Carolina, Louisiana, and other states would be crazy not to use it.
And Jeff Sessions isn’t just okay; he’s one of the best we’ve got. He has done a better job than anyone in the Senate in trying to expose the monstrosity that is Schumer-Rubio.
I agree totally that the Obamacare votes must be used against these red state Democrats, but their votes for Schumer-Rubio could be just as devastating if the GOP is smart enough to use it against them.
I hope to see BOTH the Udall spawn booted out Mark in CO and Jeff here in NM but would settle for Mark first. Career politician sons of a career politician Stuart Udall. We have had enough self serving generational careers in Washington.
Thanks for posting the info.
Treadwell is acting like the Senate run is his “turn”. Treadwell is portraying himself as a man who paid his dues to AK. He talks about how he lived in AK for over 40 years, and that Sullivan is a carpet bagger. Treadwell also said its was improper for Sullivan and Miller to run for the Senate. He compared it to Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, and Reince Prebius running for the same office.
Treadwell is making effort to woo pro-lifers. However, the same people who ran Super PACs for MurCOWski, are getting ready to run ads shilling for Treadwell.
It will be interesting if Palin weighs in at all in the AK Senate primary. Joe Miller and Todd Palin still keep in touch. Dan Sullivan was appointed AG by Palin. Jim Palin (Todd’s father) was at a Treadwell fundraiser.
Buck is a proven loser. Okay he wasn’t as big a flop as say Sharron Angle but he still lost a race that was his to win, I’m not thrilled with running a state senator low on funds but I’d go with a fresh face.
Not Alabama through Delaware but I thought I’d mention that LT Governor Walsh is running for the rats in Montana. I don’t think he wins but he’s a real candidate that gives the rats the potential for victory so Daines can’t fall on his face like Rehberg and expect to cruise to victory.t as big a flop as say Sharron Angle but he still lost a race that was his to win, I