AK-Sen: Dan Sullivan (R) Pulls A Marco Rubio & Posts The Wrong Photo Of John Lewis (D. GA)
Here’s Sen. Marco Rubio, in a since-deleted tweet, eulogizing the late John Lewis by confusing him with the late Elijah Cummings (whom Fox News confused with John Lewis back in October).
He got it right the second time:
Hours after Rubio's mistake, Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan posted on Facebook a statement about Lewis's death — and like Rubio, Sullivan included a photo of himself with Cummings.
“America has lost a legend with the passing of Congressman John Lewis, of Georgia,” he said in his statement.
Sullivan was also roundly criticized online for mistaking two of his late colleagues with each other. He did not acknowledge his error publicly, but has since deleted the Facebook post with Cummings' photo.
Sullivan’s opponent, Dr. Al Gross (I. AK), wasted no time highlighting this:
Alyse Galvin, an independent who got 46.5% of votes when she ran against GOP U.S. Rep. Don Young two years ago, raised $690,000 between April 1 and June 30, leaving her with $1.4 million in her accounts.
Young raised $260,000, and has $960,000 in the bank. He also was substantially out-raised by Galvin in the first three months of the year.
In Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Dan Sullivan raised $1.2 million, compared to the $1.6 million raised by independent challenger Al Gross.
Gross’ figures include a $100,000 donation from himself on the last day of the three-month fundraising period, and since his campaign began, he’s spent a total of $720,000 of his own money.
Alaska is turning out to be a surprising swing state and we need to go all in to flip Alaska Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Gross, Galvin and Biden’s campaigns: