You can't underestimate how important it is to the Native people," said Julie Kitka, president of the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Kitka has known Sweeney for 30 years. She says Sweeney's work as an Alaska Native leader and at the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) make her the perfect candidate.
VIRTUALLY NO OPPOSITION, says Sen. Murkowski from Alaska. She also says there should be UNANIMOUS CONSENT for approval.