| Political party
|| Independent (DIAN)
|| Monica Gross
|| Commercial fisherman, orthopedic surgeon
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. He received the backing of the campaign arm of the Democrat establishment later that year. 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 with 74% of the vote; he will face the incumbent Sullivan in the November general election.
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.