KTOO: Al Gross points to medical background in Senate bid

Al Gross has drawn from his 25 years of experience practicing medicine in trying to make a case for why Alaskans should elect him to be a U.S. senator. Gross’s health care background is important to his campaign, but it’s also opened him up to criticism from Sen. Dan Sullivan. 

When Gross started his campaign last year, there wasn’t a global pandemic. He’s argued that he’s positioned to work on national strategies. Before President Trump contracted the coronavirus, Gross called for a more comprehensive response to COVID-19.

“We’ve had absolute failure of leadership on the federal level,” Gross said during a campaign stop in September in Juneau. “We’ve got a worldwide pandemic. Our president and leaders around him are not leading by example. They’re not providing a national plan for battling the problem.” 

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