JUNEAU — Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan was sworn in at the start of the new Congress on Tuesday, becoming Alaska’s junior senator.
An Alaska contingent that included Gov. Bill Walker and state lawmakers were in Washington, D.C., for the event. Sullivan said he was honored and humbled by the turnout. He said the joke was that the “Alaska invasion” — which he numbered at more than 200 people — brought with it the snow that blanketed the area Tuesday.