Heading into the final days of the primary season and the last few debates, the Alaska Democratic Party sent out a release, reminding people of the extreme views of the GOP Senate candidates Joe Miller, Mead Treadwell, and Dan Sullivan. “The Tea Party primary,” Alaska Democratic Party chair Mike Wenstrup, called it. And it is extreme: APRN reported that Treadwell said during a recent debate that abortion should be legal only if “both the mother and baby would otherwise die.” Miller would also make abortion illegal if he could. And so would Sullivan, with the exception of rape or incest. Further, both Treadwell and Miller embraced the National Sales Tax, a controversial proposal that would “raise the price of everything” by 30 percent, the Dems say, and would entail abolishing the IRS.
Indeed, after the primary, it’s hard to see how any of these three– Treadwell and Miller particularly–will be able to come back to the middle, where most Alaskans live.