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Dan Sullivan Received Super PAC “Heads Up”

AUDIO: Super PAC-dependent candidate welcomes Outside ad spending


ANCHORAGE — Behind closed doors U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan is telling supporters he received advance knowledge that Condoleezza Rice was participating in an American Crossroads super PAC ad on his behalf.

“I got a heads up about six hours before this ad started running on TV. Hopefully some of you saw it. I had nothing to do with it. But it was their group. And someone said, ‘hey there’s going to be an outside group that’s going to come in and, you know, make some points on what were you actually doing when you left the state.” - Dan Sullivan, 4/14/2014, Juneau, Alaska, speaking to the Capital City Republicans. Listen to the audio.

Sullivan’s statement about his questionable relationship with a super PAC tipster is a clear indication that Sullivan wants Karl Rove and the American Crossroads super PAC to flood Alaska TV and radio with Outside money and ads on his behalf.

“First Dan Sullivan traded promises about how he would vote in the Senate for an endorsement from the DC-based Club for Growth in a secret interview, now Sullivan is disclosing his advance notice from super PACs while endorsing their message and ads,” said Max Croes, Alaskans for Begich Communications Director.

Sullivan’s Senate campaign has been entirely dependent on Outside groups funded by anonymous money. A staggering $2.5 million has already been spent on TV and radio in Alaska against Senator Mark Begich.

Super PACs began running ads attacking Begich as early as last year and began running radio and TV ads promoting Sullivan before his own campaign did.

Sullivan regularly touts his relationship with former Secretary of State Rice and has admitted to speaking with her since his name appeared as a potential candidate.