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  Surging Alaska U.S. Senate candidate has New Jersey ties
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Last EditedNew Jersey Politico  Oct 17, 2020 10:45am
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AuthorDavid Wildstein
News DateFriday, October 16, 2020 04:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAl Gross, an independent U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska that is now polling nearly even with Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan, has some roots in New Jersey.

His father, Avrum Gross, grew up in South Orange and West Orange before moving to Alaska in the 1960s.

After law school, Avrum Gross took a job working for the Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency – their version of the Office of Legislative Services – where he forged a friendship with a young state legislator and bush pilot named Jay Hammond.
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