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Treadwell to Run for United States Senate


Lt. Gov. will not seek re-election, files as candidate for U.S. Senate

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell released the following statement today:

“On November 30, 2012, I announced in Fairbanks that I would form an exploratory committee to test the waters for a possible run for the United States Senate in 2014. Since then, I’ve done a lot of listening.

I’ve met with community and business leaders, elected officials, and my party’s grassroots volunteers from all across Alaska. In Washington, D.C., I’ve met with members of the U.S. Senate and respected national organizations and groups that share my core conservative values. I’ve talked and prayed with my family. Their responses have been positive and encouraging.

Alaskans are very concerned about what is, or is not, happening in Washington, D.C.

So am I.

This intense exploratory effort has convinced me that I have the support necessary to build a winning campaign.

Today I’m taking the next step by announcing that I will not seek re-election as Alaska’s lieutenant governor and have begun to file documents required as a candidate for the United States Senate in 2014.  

My campaign will focus on three principles:

  • Fighting for liberty by reversing the Obama Administration’s relentless assault on our families and our freedoms.
  • Fighting for fiscal sanity in Washington, D.C. We borrow too much, we spend too much, and we tax too much.
  • Fighting for Alaska. The federal government must deal with Alaska’s issues on Alaska’s terms. Ted Stevens fought every day to bring power and decision-making home, and so will I.

These are Alaska’s principles; join us and we’ll make them America’s principles again.”

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