The Alaska Democratic Party sent out yet another press release, warning Alaskans that Outside interests and Outside money is trying to buy Alaska’s Senate seat for GOP candidate Dan Sullivan. This while U.S. Sen. Mark Begich’s campaign itself is awash in Outside money.
“Outside groups are attempting to force Ohio Dan Sullivan on Alaskans, but their Outside funding hasn’t translated into local support,” the statement said. The release followed on the heels of an announcement that Karl Rove’s group Americans Crossroads has reserved $5.5 million of post-primary TV time in Alaska. The NRSC’s independent expenditure arm booked another $2.2 million for September and October.
These announcements themselves followed an announcement that Begich’s super-PAC, Put Alaska First, was planning a $4 million media buy for the last eight weeks leading up to the election. Put Alaska First is nearly completely funded by the Senate Majority PAC. Recently the PAC reported it had receipts of $5.7 million from April 17th through April 30th. The major donor was the California environmentalist billionaire Thomas Steyer, who put $5 million in the PAC. Another noted, big name donor to the PAC is former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is leading the charge for gun control.
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