Sweeney does not plan suit over Alaska House ballot decision

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The campaign manager for Republican Tara Sweeney says the campaign does not plan to sue over a finding released by Alaska elections officials.

    That finding was that Sweeney cannot advance to the special U.S. House election following the withdrawal of Al Gross.

    The director of the Division of Elections cited the timing of independent Gross’ withdrawal in saying state law doesn't permit the fifth-place candidate to advance.

    Gross placed third in the special primary and was positioned to advance to the special election as one of the top four vote-getters under a new open primary system.

    But on Monday, he suddenly announced plans to end his campaign. Sweeney finished fifth.

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