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Former DNR Commish Dan Sullivan to Announce Bid for U.S. Senate

By Josh Staab, Digital Content Supervisor, jstaab@ktuu.com
Published On: Oct 14 2013 03:40:00 PM AKDT
Dan Sullivan Resigning as DNR Commissioner
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Dan Sullivan, former commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, will make his official bid for U.S. Senate during a press conference Tuesday morning.

The Republican said he would make the announcement from an e-mail "paid for by Sullivan for U.S. Senate," which was confirmed by campaign staffer Kathlene Rowell.

After being recalled to active duty with the U.S. military to deploy to Afghanistan, Sullivan stepped down from his position, eventually returning to the position. Sullivan officially resigned from his position with DNR amid speculation that he intended to make a bid for the Senate seat currently occupied by Mark Begich.

Sullivan will make his official announcement from the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center at 9 a.m. in the second floor Boardroom.

Rounding out the field of Republicans, Sullivan’s entry in the race would pit him against 2010 Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Miller lost in the general election by write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The trio of Republicans will face each other in the primaries before taking on incumbent Democrat Sen. Begich in November 2014.