Dr. Al Gross

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Independent candidate Dr. Al Gross is challenging Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan in Alaska this November. 

The candidates

Sullivan, a former clerk on multiple state and federal courts, has served as Alaska Attorney General and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner, and was first elected to the US Senate in 2014.

Sullivan has also served in the US Marine Corps since 1993 in multiple roles, and currently holds the rank of Colonel in the US Marine Corps Reserves. In Congress, he serves on the Committees on Armed Services, Commerce, and Transportation.

The senator has heavily focused his legislative efforts on sponsoring bills addressing military and veterans’ affairs and infrastructure, two key issues in Alaska. He’s voted in lockstep with President Donald Trump 97% of the time since 2017, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Gross, his opponent, is running as an independent but would caucus with Democrats if elected, similarly to independent Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine. 

Gross, an Alaska native and son of former Alaska Attorney General Avrum Gross, is an orthopedic surgeon, commercial fisherman, and affordable healthcare advocate. He left his orthopedic surgery practice in 2013 to earn a master’s degree in public health and tackling some of the inequalities in Alaska’s healthcare system. 

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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