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GOP group unlikely to get involved in AK primary

By Associated Press 1:44 PM August 1, 2014
JUNEAU –

A spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee says that group isn’t likely to pick sides in the GOP Alaska U.S. Senate primary.

Brad Dayspring said the group tends to get involved if it sees Democratic groups or campaigns “trying to mess with the results” of Republican primaries. He said that doesn’t seem to be the case here.

Dayspring was asked to respond to comments by the group’s executive director to The Hill that the committee reserved the right to get involved in Alaska’s primary.

Three prominent Republicans are vying for the nomination for the seat held by Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who is seeking re-election.

State Republicans have been preaching unity in hopes of avoiding a divisive primary that would hurt the eventual nominee’s chances of challenging Begich.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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