ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan easily won the Republican nomination for Alaska lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary, while State Sen. Hollis French won the Democratic nomination.
Faced with only token opposition in the primary, the 63-year-old Sullivan and French, the 57-year-old Senate minority leader from Anchorage, will advance to the November general election.
Current Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell was seeking the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Begich.
French lost the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010. In this year’s race, he decided to support Byron Mallott for governor and instead seek to become Alaska’s next lieutenant governor. Sullivan will run with Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.
Independent lieutenant governor candidate Craig Fleener is running in the general with independent gubernatorial hopeful Bill Walker.
In Alaska, the party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run as a ticket.
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