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Sullivan Attacks Primary Opponents for Outside Money

Billionaire Donor is Funding Outside Attacks on Mark Begich


ANCHORAGE — U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan avoided honest discussion about the millions of dollars in shadowy Outside money supporting his candidacy while accusing his opponents of seeking Outside campaign money. Sullivan conveniently ignored the $1,000,000 donation announced in the last week from one of his billionaire donors to Karl Rove’s Crossroads.

New York billionaire Paul Singer hosted a plush Aspen fundraiser for Sullivan in February and now is now giving more firepower to the Outside groups leading the charge on Sullivan’s behalf.

“Dan Sullivan and his allies continue to believe they can buy Alaska’s Senate seat by writing million dollar checks without looking Alaskans in the eyes and sharing the dangerous special interest agenda they support,” said Max Croes, Communications Director for Alaskans for Begich.

Karl Rove’s groups American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS have pledged to spend more than $7 million on television ads in Alaska.

The Aspen event Sullivan attended was labeled a discreet ‘Mega-donor war council’ by Politico and mirrored a similar New York City event in support of Sullivan in December that helped raise six figures in Outside checks for Sullivan.

Singer heads New York-based investment firm Elliott Management Corp. He has already provided millions to Karl Rove’s Crossroads groups. American Crossroads has reportedly already raised $11 million dollars to run ads in the 2014 election.

Outside groups have collectively pledged nearly $10 million in television spending from now through Election Day in addition to the millions they’ve already spent.