Alaska Senate nominee Dan Sullivan (R) is moving toward conquering the Last Frontier.
The Republican has surged to a lead against Sen. Mark Begich (D) in recent polls in the race that's likely to be critical to the balance of Senate power. Though the race is expected to remain close, some Democrats are worried that Begich is playing catch-up in a state where it's tough to make up ground for their party.
"[Begich] is up against a guy who's playing very smart poker," one Alaska Democrat and Begich ally told The Hill. "My sense is Mark isn't having the best couple of weeks."