Miller Weighs Begich Challenge In 2014

Former Alaska Republican nominee Joe Miller is considering challenging Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) in 2014, National Review‘s Robert Costa reports:

According to several sources, Miller huddled with Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He also stopped by the office of Senator Lisa Murkowski. It was the pair’s first encounter since Murkowski, running as an independent, beat Miller in 2010.

Miller, a favorite of grassroots activists and tea-party conservatives, will likely make a decision in the coming weeks. If he runs, sources say, he’d launch his campaign soon, since there may be a crowded primary. Mead Treadwell, Alaska’s wealthy lieutenant governor, has already formed an exploratory committee.

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