- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell says he has smoked marijuana.

The yes-or-no lightning round question came during a televised debate featuring the major GOP candidates for the seat held by Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who is seeking re-election: Treadwell, former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan and tea party favorite Joe Miller.

Sullivan and Miller said they hadn’t smoked pot.

The candidates also were asked if they’d written-in Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s name in 2010. Miller defeated Murkowski in the GOP primary that year only to see her mount a general election write-in campaign to keep her job.

As Sullivan mulled the question, Miller said, “the truth.” Sullivan said no.

Sullivan’s campaign said he didn’t vote in that race, which happened while he was attorney general. Treadwell said yes.

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