ANCHORAGE – After a week of refusing to attend the Kodiak fisheries debate and offending Alaska’s fishermen – and Alaska’s largest private
In addition to changing his mind, Sullivan’s campaign was forced to admit that Sullivan “did not have a prior commitment keeping him from the fisheries debate.”
“Brushing off Alaska’s largest private sector employer and a multi-billion dollar industry is just another reminder that Dan Sullivan is focused on his billionaire Outside supporters – not Alaskans . Mark Begich is still waiting for Dan Sullivan to accept six additional debate invitations, but we’re not holding our breath after the public shaming it took for Sullivan to commit to the fisheries debate which is a longstanding tradition in Alaska,” said Max Croes, Communications Director for Alaskans for Begich.
Dan Sullivan has only committed to four out of the ten debates Mark Begich has committed to.
Sullivan’s agreement to attend the fish debate comes after consecutive bad headlines and pressure for failing to commit to the debate. The debate is considered an Alaska tradition for gubernatorial and senatorial candidates going back to 1990.
Begich and his GOP opponent Dan Sullivan faced off in a debate hosted by United For Liberty on August 27. Since then, Sullivan has refused to commit to more than four events with Begich.
The only debates Sullivan has confirmed for are: Kodiak Fisheries Debate, Kenai Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Federation of Natives and the KTUU Debate