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Sen. Dan Sullivan projected to win re-election in Alaska

Sen. Dan Sullivan projected to win re-election in Alaska
Sen, Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, won his second term in the U.S. Senate. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan won re-election to represent Alaska, multiple news outlets projected Wednesday.

With about 69% of votes counted, The Washington Post, CNN and NBC News called the race in the incumbent's favor. Sullivan had 57.9% of the vote compared to Democratic challenger Al Gross' 37.1%.

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The news outlets also called the state for President Donald Trump, though the three electoral votes Alaska carries aren't enough to change President-elect Joe Biden's projected win.

Sullivan was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2015. Before that he was the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and Alaska attorney general. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and clerked for judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Alaska Supreme Court.

He's served on the armed services, commerce science and transportation, environment and public works, and veterans' affairs committees in the Senate.

Neither Sullivan nor Gross issued any statements Wednesday afternoon in response to the called race.

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