RedState.com editor-in-chief Erick Erickson is backing Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell's (R) Senate campaign, giving the underdog a potential boost on the right against frontrunner Dan Sullivan (R).
Sullivan has a lead in the polls, more money and endorsements, but it's not just from the GOP establishment. The economically conservative Club for Growth is also backing him, and most view him as the favorite in the race.
Erickson also makes no mention of the third candidate in the race, 2010 Senate nominee Joe Miller (R), who has a small but fervent Tea Party base in the state.
The winner will face Sen. Mark BegichMark BegichEx-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Unable to ban Internet gambling, lawmakers try for moratorium Dem ex-lawmakers defend Schumer on Iran MORE (D-Alaska) in a race that could be pivotal for Senate control. Sullivan has been mostly ignoring his primary opponents and focusing on Begich.