2020 Alaska US Senate Candidate Guide

Al Gross (I) vs Dan Sullivan (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 10, 2020

The Candidates

Al Gross

Al Gross

Independent

Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan

Republican

The Issues

Affordable Care Act

Support Obamacare (ACA) and/or expansion of Medicaid and Medicare?

Budget Cutbacks

Support Gov. Dunleavy’s cutbacks to Marine Highway system, University of Alaska, and other state programs to shift money to Permanent Fund dividend?

Campaign Finance

Support Citizens United and unlimited corporate political contributions?

Dan Sullivan (R)

Yes. Supported Citizens United, while proposing to reject “outside money” in 2014 Senate race.

Environment

Support development of major gold and copper Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay?

Financial Regulation

Tighten or loosen regulation of banks and credit card companies?

Al Gross (I)

No position found.

Dan Sullivan (R)

Loosen. Co-sponsored 2019 act to weaken Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Immigration

Path to citizenship for DACA recipients, or “DREAMers” brought to the U.S. as children?

Iran

Prohibit military attacks on Iran without congressional approval? Support Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal.

Al Gross (I)

No position found on military attacks. Opposed withdrawal from nuclear deal: “Go back to the table with them and negotiate … rather than just unilaterally pull out of a pre-arranged agreement.”

Dan Sullivan (R)

No on requiring congressional approval for attacks. Voted against February 2020 measure that would have required this. Supported withdrawal from “fundamentally flawed” Iran nuclear deal.

LGBT Rights

Support Gay Marriage and other LGBTQ Rights?

Dan Sullivan (R)

No. Has opposed same sex marriage. Sponsored 2015 act that would prevent government sanctions against contractors whose religious beliefs led them to discriminate against LGTBQ couples.

Minimum Wage

Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Dan Sullivan (R)

Unclear. In 2014 changed position to support increasing state minimum wage by $2 an hour, but said he opposed federal minimum wages. In 2019 opposed $15-an-hour wage.

Planned Parenthood

Can Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion-related care?

Al Gross (I)

Likely yes. Planned Parenthood endorses as someone “who believes health care decisions are between a patient and their doctor.”

Saudi Arabia

Block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Al Gross (I)

No position found.

Student Financial Aid

Support free or subsidized tuition for lower-income individuals?

Dan Sullivan (R)

No position found.

Taxes

Position on Measure 1 to increase taxes on oil production? Supported Trump administration’s $1.9 trillion tax cuts?