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More False Attacks from Group Endorsing Dan Sullivan

New Crossroads Ad Perpetuates Old Misleading Attacks


ANCHORAGE — Karl Rove’s Crossroads is shifting the subject from U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s disgusting attempts to attack Senator Mark Begich’s record of fighting for Alaska’s veterans. The shadowy Outside group, which has endorsed Sullivan, is continuing its attempts to mislead Alaskans with a new ad perpetuating attacks already proven false.

Claims Mark Begich was the ‘deciding vote for Obamacare’ and Begich votes with Obama have already failed tests with independent fact check groups.

“Trying to shift gears from their disgusting attempt to politicize the tragic death of veterans in Arizona, Crossroads and Dan Sullivan are only building on their record of deceit to mislead Alaskans. With Outside groups like this endorsing you, it’s no wonder Dan Sullivan can’t look Alaskans in the eye on issues that matter to Alaska,” said Max Croes, Communications Director for Alaskans for Begich.

Fact check groups have already proven the statement Begich was the “deciding vote” is a tired and inaccurate Outside talking point in Senate elections across the country. It’s has been proven false several times: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Read more about Begich’s record here.

Similarly, Sullivan’s 97% claim is a manufactured number counting less than half of Senate votes. Sullivan’s use of the number was debunked in a fact check by Politifact. The Anchorage Daily News reported that Senator Begich votes with Senator Murkowski 84% of the time. By Sullivan’s standard, Murkowski votes with Obama 72% of the time.

Begich regularly breaks with the President on fiscal matters and has voted against his budget for its failure to make smart cuts that reduce the deficit. He supports a balanced budget amendment and voted against national Democrat’s budget with millions in new taxes.