Al Gross and Sen. Dan Sullivan face off on fisheries in U.S. Senate debate

Al Gross and Sen. Dan Sullivan face off on fisheries in U.S. Senate debate

The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s U.S. Senate debate is the only Alaska political forum of its kind devoted exclusively to fisheries. Saturday night’s showdown between Sen.Dan Sullivan and his challenger, Al Gross, had some heated exchanges. “If this was a Nascar race, you would have corporate sponsor patches all over your jacket,” said Gross, who accused his Republican opponent of being beholden to special interests and rattled off a long list. “The plastics industry. Big pharma. Big oil on your hat, and I’d save this spot right here in the middle for Pebble mine,” Gross said. “The Pebble Mine is dead, and I’m going to keep it that way,” Sullivan fired back. Gross referred to a secretly recorded video, in which the head of Pebble Mine claims Sullivan silently supports the mine. U.S. Senate candidates Al Gross and Sen. Dan Sullivan in a virtual debate on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Source: Facebook / ComFish Alaska) “ Dan, you’re hiding in the corner on Pebble Mine. I think you need to come out of the closet on this,” Gross said. Sullivan said he only supported the permitting process, not the mine itself. “So, look Al, you know you can keep saying what you want on Pebble,” Sullivan said. “I came out opposed to it on Aug. 24, after the process ran. That’s the facts.” Sullivan says there’s a bigger issue that’s more important — control of the Senate. He said that if Gross were to win, it would put Democrats […]

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