JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's U.S. Senate race is expected to get more crowded.
Former Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan is expected to announce plans to run Tuesday.
A release Monday said Sullivan was expected to make an "important announcement" regarding Alaska's future Tuesday in Anchorage. The release included a disclaimer saying it was paid for Sullivan for U.S. Senate.
Sullivan resigned as commissioner last month amid speculation he would run for the seat held by Democrat Mark Begich. Republican candidates who have already announced plans to run include Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, Joe Miller and lesser-known candidates John Jaramillo and Kathleen Tonn. The election is next year.
Sullivan was appointed DNR commissioner in 2010. He previously served as Alaska attorney general and in the administration of President George W. Bush.