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Gross announced in early July 2019 his run for United States Senate as a registered [[Independent voters|independent]].<ref>[https://www.adn.com/politics/2019/07/02/anchorage-doctor-announces-candidacy-for-sullivans-us-senate-seat/ Anchorage doctor announces candidacy for Sullivan’s U.S. Senate seat]</ref> He received the backing of the campaign arm of the Democrat [[establishment]] later that year.<ref>[https://www.dscc.org/news/dscc-endorses-dr-al-gross-in-alaska-senate-race/ DSCC Endorses Dr. Al Gross in Alaska Senate Race]</ref> This was after the Democrats had failed to successfully recruit a strong candidate from their party to challenge Sen. Sullivan and sued to merge other parties' primary into one election along with theirs'.{{fact}}
 
Gross announced in early July 2019 his run for United States Senate as a registered [[Independent voters|independent]].<ref>[https://www.adn.com/politics/2019/07/02/anchorage-doctor-announces-candidacy-for-sullivans-us-senate-seat/ Anchorage doctor announces candidacy for Sullivan’s U.S. Senate seat]</ref> He received the backing of the campaign arm of the Democrat [[establishment]] later that year.<ref>[https://www.dscc.org/news/dscc-endorses-dr-al-gross-in-alaska-senate-race/ DSCC Endorses Dr. Al Gross in Alaska Senate Race]</ref> This was after the Democrats had failed to successfully recruit a strong candidate from their party to challenge Sen. Sullivan and sued to merge other parties' primary into one election along with theirs'.{{fact}}
  
Gross won the Democrat/Libertarian/Alaskan Independence primary held on August 18, 2020<ref>[https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_Alaska,_2020 United States Senate election in Alaska, 2020 - Ballotpedia]</ref> with 74% of the vote.<ref>[https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/18/us/elections/results-alaska-senate-primary-election.html Alaska U.S. Senate Primary Election Results]</ref>
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Gross won the Democrat/Libertarian/Alaskan Independence primary held on August 18, 2020<ref>[https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_Alaska,_2020 United States Senate election in Alaska, 2020 - Ballotpedia]</ref> with 74% of the vote;<ref>[https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/18/us/elections/results-alaska-senate-primary-election.html Alaska U.S. Senate Primary Election Results]</ref> he will face the incumbent Sullivan in the November general election.
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Despite attempting to portray an appearance of being "independent", Gross admitted to the [[DNC]] that his views are "to the left" and that he will caucus with [[Democrats]] if elected to the U.S. Senate.<ref>[https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/my-values-are-to-the-left-independent-alaska-senate-candidate-tells-dnc-hes-with-them/ ‘My Values Are To The Left’: Independent Alaska Senate Candidate Tells DNC He’s With Them]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 03:13, 24 August 2020

Al Gross

Born 1962
Juneau, Alaska
Political party Independent (DIAN)
Spouse(s) Monica Gross
Children Four
Occupation Commercial fisherman, orthopedic surgeon
Religion Jewish[1]

Al Gross (born 1962) is a commercial fisherman and orthopedic surgeon currently running for U.S. Senate from Alaska in the 2020 Senate elections to challenge Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan.

2020 U.S. Senate election in Alaska

See: 2020 United States Senate election in Alaska

Gross announced in early July 2019 his run for United States Senate as a registered independent.[2] He received the backing of the campaign arm of the Democrat establishment later that year.[3] This was after the Democrats had failed to successfully recruit a strong candidate from their party to challenge Sen. Sullivan and sued to merge other parties' primary into one election along with theirs'.[Citation Needed]

Gross won the Democrat/Libertarian/Alaskan Independence primary held on August 18, 2020[4] with 74% of the vote;[5] he will face the incumbent Sullivan in the November general election.

Issues

Despite attempting to portray an appearance of being "independent", Gross admitted to the DNC that his views are "to the left" and that he will caucus with Democrats if elected to the U.S. Senate.[6]

References

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