Cruz and Romney to stump for Sullivan

The Washington Post gets the scoop. You guys think this will help Sullivan?

To help him deliver his closing argument to voters in one of the country’s most contentious Senate races, Republican candidate Dan Sullivan is bringing a political odd couple to Alaska. Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee and tacit head of the party’s establishment, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a tea party firebrand, are both jetting to the Last Frontier to boost Sullivan in the runup to Election Day. Sullivan, campaigning to unseat Sen. Mark Begich (D), will spend this Saturday and Sunday flying around the state with Cruz. The two will headline get-out-the-vote rallies in four of the state’s main population areas — Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Fairbanks and the Kenai Peninsula — according to a Sullivan campaign source who requested anonymity because the events have not yet been announced.


17 thoughts on “Cruz and Romney to stump for Sullivan

  1. Shame on You

    @AH-HA: I think you’re right, Rand would have been a better choice. Like I said before, an elitist and a tea party nut job ain’t gonna cut the mustard against Begich. And knowing Ron Paul, he’ll NEVER endorse a neocon warmongerer like Sullivan. No way. Ron Paul has more in common with Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader than he has with Afghan Dan. But I think you already know that.

  2. Shame on You

    Oh gee! lookey here we have Mitt Wit Romney the loser and the tea party nut Cruz. Great going for Sullivan. I think the Republicans are plain desperate to bring to Alaska two “has-beens” in such an urgent manner. I sure hope Walker/Mallott win this one with a landslide and they will.

  3. Anonymous

    No info on their schedules, because it’s for media publicity, not for YOU, the average person. They don’t give a flying you know what about you or they would put the schedule out with enough time for you to make plans or arrangements.

  4. Garand Fellow

    I think this is a great move. I also think the Joe Miller ads are helpful and fair. We need to defeat Barack Hussein Obama and Mark Begich. Sending Begich back to DC will allow Obama to have his way for the next two years, especially in appointing US Supreme Court justices.

    In the coming years Alaska will need help from DC as we search for a post-petroleum economy. Federal mandates that cost state GF dollars will need to be eased in some fashion that accommodates diminishing state income. We need a Republican US Senate to accomplish that as it’s very clear that Harry Reid would never help Alaska. Frankly, we need to explore for oil in ANWR to keep TAPS economic, and that can only come after we fire Mark Begich.

    If the worst happens, and Hillary Clinton takes the White House, Alaska gun owners will be in big trouble if the US Supreme Court has been stacked by lame duck Obama. Firing Mark Begich is the best way to stay in this game for Alaska. Make sure all your friends and family vote for Afghan Dan, the US Marine!

  5. Frank

    Begich will likely put out a press release welcoming Ted Cruz to Alaska, claim they work well together and vote together 80% of the time. However, if he can think of even a larger lie, you can be sure he’d use it.


    I bet even Ted Cruz is disgusted by Palin. I am.
    Having Romney here accentuates the state’s preference for him. What a shift and comparative way to look at Begich aka the Obama boy.

  7. joe blow

    Very smart move by Sullivan. Cruz will draw out the Tea Party conservatives while Romney can hammer away at Obama’s incompetence. Who does Begich counter with, Biden? Maybe Salazar can come back and lock up so more land, that would be great.

  8. Rhonda

    To Sam Abney:
    Romney destroyed Obama in Alaska. Cruz is popular in various places, like Kenai and parts of the Valley.
    Both are better than the Obama surrogates from his cabinet that have been flying to Alaska at govt expense to campaign for our junior senator. What moves voters at this point? Who knows? It will create a lot of attention and media coverage. It may well also help in the governor’s race.
    Consider it a net plus for Sullivan and the rest of the Republicans running for office.

  9. AH HA

    You are right of course. That one is for the history books for sure.

    Believe it or not, I had heard a rumor that when the news broke on that one, several bloggers in the state (who will remain unnamed) had to be put on suicide watch…….

  10. AH HA

    Samuel Abney, Good question.

    Romney will probably not galvanize anyone on the left. On the other hand he will not be any help for Sullivan either.

    It’s a given that Cruz voters are already voting for Sullivan however, there is a chance that Cruz could backfire for Sullivan. In my mind bringing this guy up here is a bad move since any extra voters he gets out are going to most certainly vote to the left. A net loss for Sullivan.

  11. AH HA

    I’m doubtful that this will be any help for Sullivan, or harm for Begich.

    These two are not the type who are going to sway anyone who is thinking of voting for Begich the voters that they appeal to are already committed to the right.

    Ron Paul? Maybe.

    Rand Paul ? Probably. There is a chance that either of these guys could move some votes from the left. Rand Paul has been very well received by left leaning minority and young voters lately.

    Of course we could get lucky… Maybe Obama or Reid will show up to ‘help’ Begich ? It would be the best thing that ever happened to the Sullivan Campaign.

  12. Samuel Abney

    AC, are Cruz and Romney popular up here? If so, to what groups in particular do they appeal? Would they have a chance at galvanizing Begich’s base by accident?

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