By Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A spokesman for Republican U.S. Senate contender Dan Sullivan says Sullivan voted in the 2010 election, just not that year’s contested Senate race.

During a yes-or-no lightning round in a debate Sunday night, Sullivan said no when asked if he’d written in Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s name in the 2010 race. Murkowski mounted a general-election write-in campaign to keep her job after losing to tea party favorite Joe Miller in the primary.

Miller is seeking the GOP nomination again this year. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell is also running. Treadwell said he wrote-in Murkowski.

Sullivan spokesman Mike Anderson said Sullivan abstained from voting in the Senate race out of concern his vote would be a conflict of interest with his duties as attorney general, a post Sullivan held during the election.

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