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GOP Debate Round 2: Koch Brothers and Karl Rove Miss Out Again


Homer residents took note of the conspicuous absence of the two biggest spenders in Alaska’s Senate race, the Koch brothers and Karl Rove, at this evening’s GOP debate in Homer.

Outside groups like those run by the Kochs and Rove have spent millions in Alaska and are committed to spend over $12 million by November, almost all attacking Mark Begich.

“Instead of investing in the local economies of Alaska’s small towns and communities, the Koch brothers and Karl Rove are spending their troves of cash trying to buy Alaska’s Senate seat while their favored candidates Dan Sullivan and Mead Treadwell refuse to be straight with Alaskans on issues important to our state,” said Susanne Fleek-Green, Campaign Manager for Alaskans for Begich.

The billionaire Koch brothers who closed the Flint Hills refinery in Fairbanks have funded false and misleading attack ads in Alaska from three separate Outside groups. They have spent $2.9 million in Alaska on ads declared “false” and “not true” by independent fact check organizations.