Al Gross admitted on Sunday that he had donated to Bernie Sanders in 2016. He said he did so because Hillary Clinton, according to him, was a “failed candidate.”
But evidently not that flawed. Gross, the Democrats’ nominee for U.S. Senate, donated to Hillary Clinton in 2008, according to his federal campaign donation history.
In a debate hosted by ComFish Alaska and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and conducted on the Zoom program, Gross and Sen. Dan Sullivan sparred over fish politics, Pebble politics, and health politics.
But Gross didn’t only give money to Socialist Bernie Sanders. In 2019, he gave $6,000 to the Alaska Democratic Party. He donated to Alyse Galvin in 2018 when she ran against Congressman Don Young for the first time, and Mark Begich in 2008, when he took on Sen. Ted Stevens.
After Gross stated on Sunday, he said “All of my money is from individual contributors,” Must Read Alaska took a look at his campaign income and donation history.
Over all, Gross has not been a generous contributor to political causes. He’s kept his pursestrings tightly closed until this past year when he poured over a million dollars into his own campaign for Senate.
That is false.
A review of the Gross campaign contributors shows over 41 instances of contributions from political action committees, totaling tens of thousands of dollars.
In addition, George Soros, the billionaire anti-capitalist, has donated to Gross’ campaign. Two donations are included as an illustration, but the total from the Soros family is nearly $17,000.
Soros is held in such poor esteem around the world that even his home nation of Hungary passed “George Soros” laws to ban the facilitation of illegal immigration.
The list of funds that have given donations to Gross’ campaign include many that are attached and controlled by Democrat Party U.S. Senators, such as these:
- Impact ($10,000) – Sen. Chuck Schumer
- Blue Hen Federal PAC ($10,000) – Sen. Chris Coons
- M-PAC ($10,000) – Sen. Patty Murray
- Common Ground PAC ($7,000) – Sen. Tim Kaine
- Velvet Hammer PAC ($5,600) – Sen. Tina Smith
- Lobo PAC ($5,000) – Sen. Martin Heinrich
- Frontline USA PAC ($5,000) – Rep. Adam Schiff
- All For Our Country Leadership PAC ($5,000) – Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto
- Remedy PAC ($4,000) – Rep. Eric Swalwell
- New Energy PAC ($1,000) – Rep. Eric Swalwell
- Granite Values PAC ($2,500) – Sen. Maggie Hassan
- Great Lakes PAC ($2,500) – Sen. Debbie Stabenow
- Hawaii PAC ($2,000) – Sen. Brian Schatz
Gross also received donations from the following trade associations:
- SPINE PAC OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPINE SPECIALISTS – $5,000
- THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OB-GYNS PAC (OB-GYN PAC) –$2,500
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (AAJ PAC) – $5,000
- LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS ACTION FUND – $4,800
- PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND INC PAC, DBA PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERAL PAC – $2,810