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The campaign of Dan Sullivan, the front-runner in the Aug. 19 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, released a pair of mailers this week attacking GOP rival Mead Treadwell in what experts say is a sign the race is tightening after a barrage of attacks on Sullivan from Democratic groups.

Nathaniel Herz
Goofy YouTube videos, Forrest Gump references and running in a suit might seem unconventional, but they're just the start of Forrest Dunbar's campaign for Congress.Suzanna Caldwell
A Vine video clip of Alaska Rep. Don Young grabbing a congressional staffer's arm emerged Thursday afternoon.Laurel Andrews
A man who says he's a "lifelong Republican" in a campaign ad for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has been registered as undeclared since 2000, according to state records. The man also says he voted for Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but he did not vote in Murkowski's most recent election.Nathaniel Herz
Four years after Joe Miller's stunning Republican primary win against Sen. Lisa Murkowski and just as stunning general election loss a few months later, he's trying again, hoping to defeat two substantial primary opponents and Democratic Sen. Mark Begich. And this time, he's hoping to avoid the missteps that ultimately doomed his 2010 campaign.Alex DeMarban
A review of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s most recent federal campaign finance filings shows broad support from the big business and financial interests with a stake in Republican control of the Senate, along with ample contributions from high-profile conservatives and conservative groups at the national level.Nathaniel Herz
A complaint filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Thursday by the campaign backing a ballot measure to legalize marijuana alleges that statements made by an anti-legalization group spokesperson either misled the public or highlighted a violation of state campaign disclosure laws.Laurel Andrews
Fifteen percent of the candidates for statewide office on the Aug. 19 GOP primary ballot are named Dan Sullivan. Rivals of Daniel Scott Sullivan, who’s running for Senate, argue that he’s likely to benefit from the conservative credentials that Mayor Daniel Albert Sullivan has earned in his 15 years as an elected official.Nathaniel Herz
The campaign of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mead Treadwell raised $164,000 in the second quarter of this year, slightly more than rival Joe Miller but far behind Dan Sullivan, the third major GOP candidate, according to a report filed with the U.S. Senate.Nathaniel Herz
This debate was different from previous tax-cut debates, with panelists asking the questions instead of a moderator, leading to more back-and-forth and sometimes pointed exchanges. Meantime, the audience – generally older and cheering loudest for repeal arguments -- submitted more than 50 questions, only a few of which could be addressed before time ran out.   Alex DeMarban

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