April 21, 2015

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Dan Sullivan invited to speak at Americans for Prosperity summit in Ohio

Alaska’s junior senator described as leader of Koch Brother’s movement

ANCHORAGE: Dan Sullivan is invited to address Americans for Prosperity’s supporters at their “Defending the American Dream Summit.” The event will be held in Ohio this August. An email promoting the event from Americans for Prosperity says, “We wouldn't want you to miss the opportunity to hear inspiring words from leaders of our movement and learn the tools to be a more effective advocate for freedom.” (Emphasis added)

“The Koch brothers do not have the best interests of Alaskans at heart, and Alaskans should be worried that Dan Sullivan is seen as a leader of the Koch Brother’s movement,” said Mike Wenstrup, chair of the Alaska Democratic Party. “These are the same Koch brothers who shut down the Flint Hills refinery, and then continued to spend an exuberant amount of outside money to influence our elections. Dan Sullivan should not attend the summit.”

Dan Sullivan was invited alongside other tea party Senators such as Sen. Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Ernst (R-IA), and Sen Cassidy (R-LA).