Report: Mead Treadwell Will Challenge Begich In 2014 Alaska Senate Race

AP

Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell will announce Tuesday that he’s challenging freshman Sen. Mark Begich (D) in 2014, The National Journal reported.

A Democratic source told “The Hotline” that Treadwell called Begich to inform him in advance about the announcement. Begich beat longtime Sen. Ted Stevens (R) in a tight 2008 race.

Treadwell will face Joe Miller, the activist who beat out incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 GOP primary, in the red state’s general election primary.

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