|Alan Stuart “Al” Gross|
|Born|| April 13, 1962|
|Political party||Independent (DIAN)|
|Occupation||Commercial fisherman, orthopedic surgeon|
Alan Stuart “Al” Gross (born April 13, 1962 (age 60) is a commercial fisherman and orthopedic surgeon who ran for U.S. Senate from Alaska in the 2020 elections to challenge Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan.
2020 U.S. Senate election in Alaska
Gross announced in early July 2019 his run for United States Senate as a registered independent. Later that year, he received the backing of the campaign arm of the Democrat establishment. This was after the Democrats had failed to successfully recruit a strong candidate from their party to challenge Sen. Sullivan and sued to merge other parties' primary into one election along with theirs'.[Citation Needed]
In a Zoom meeting, Gross failed to give a direct answer when asked about combating sexual assault, a severe issue impacting Alaska the most out of all U.S. states; his own campaign manager has been criticized by the Alaska Young Democrats over sexual harassment and other abusive behaviors.
General election results
Gross lost to Sullivan in the general election.
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