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“Up to the Discretion of Karl Rove”

Sullivan’s parents give $300,000 to Karl Rove


ANCHORAGE - Dan Sullivan’s Ohio-based family has invested $700,000 to buy Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat for their son including a recent cash infusion of $300,000 to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads. When asked about the money, Dan Sullivan’s father said where the money is spent is “up to the discretion of Karl Rove.

News of these cash infusions comes after The Alaska Dispatch News uncovered that the false attacks from Crossroads and Outside groups like it all come from a “central warehouse” in Washington D.C.

“Dan Sullivan and his family believe Alaska’s Senate seat can be bought and that Karl Rove and the Koch brothers are the ones to do it. They’re trying to buy this election with false attacks against Mark Begich fueled by Dan Sullivan’s parents,” said Max Croes, Communications Director for Alaskans for Begich.

The Center for Public Integrity reported on the secretive dealings between American Crossroads and Dan Sullivan’s Ohio-based parents in their latest attempt to secretly buy Alaska’s U.S. Senate for Dan Sullivan. Thomas and Sandra Sullivan’s cash infusion of $300,000 on their son’s behalf made them the second largest contributors to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads in August.

Outside groups like Crossroads GPS and groups run by the Koch Brothers are set to spend $12 million on Alaska’s Senate race. Outside groups have run ads labeled false and misleading by independent fact check organizations.