- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan is out with a new TV ad, casting himself as the fighter Alaska needs.

In the ad released Monday, Sullivan says he learned as a Marine that “talk is cheap” and results matter. But he says that’s not how people operate in Washington.

He says he’ll fight for a balanced budget and to repeal the federal health care law. He says he’ll take on bureaucrats to protect Alaska energy production.

Sullivan is vying with Republicans Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell in the August Republican primary. The winner is expected to face Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in November.

Begich supports a U.S. constitutional amendment requiring balanced federal budgets and has defended the health care law, though proposed ways he thinks it could be improved.