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Senator Sullivan to meet with Kavanaugh Thursday

IN THE FIRST WAVE OF SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sen. Dan Sullivan is among the first people who will have a private sit-down meeting with Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump announced Kavanaugh’s appointment on Monday night.

Yesterday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski told the media it might be “several weeks” before Kavanaugh would meet with the Alaska delegation, and it’s not until then would she have the opportunity ask him questions. Murkowski said she has not yet met him but had already started to go through his record as a jurist.

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But Sullivan has a previous relationship with Kavanaugh. The two of them served in the administration of George W. Bush.

Kavanaugh, 53, served as a judge on the the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals since 2006. Before that he spent five years working for the Bush administration. He taught at Yale Law School, Harvard and Georgetown. Kavanaugh graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School. Sullivan is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown Law School.

Sullivan’s meeting with Kavanaugh is expected to be on Thursday.

Earlier this week the two senators from Alaska sent initial statements to the media about the Kavanaugh appointment. Those are linked in the story below.

Alaskan leaders comment on Supreme Court pick

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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