Treadwell 'intensifying efforts' on Alaska Senate run

"We are intensifying our efforts to explore the viability of a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014," he said.
"We are intensifying those efforts now and intend to have an announcement, my guess is by sometime in June."

Treadwell is widely expected to run against Sen. Mark BegichMark BegichRyan's victory trumps justice reform opponents There is great responsibility being in the minority Senate GOP deeply concerned over Trump effect MORE (D-Alaska) now that Parnell has decided against a bid, a move that came Friday. Treadwell formed an exploratory committee for the race months ago but told The Hill in March that he wouldn't run if Parnell did.

Former Alaska GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller is also considering another run for the seat, a move that could give establishment Republicans in the state headaches. Miller, who defeated Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiOvernight Energy: Obama integrates climate change into national security planning GOP pressures Kerry on Russia's use of Iranian airbase Overnight Energy: Lawmakers kick off energy bill talks MORE (R-Alaska) in a 2010 primary only to lose to her write-in campaign that fall, has more than $400,000 in the bank left over from that race.