A new political group has emerged and is linked to the Democratic Governors Association. It has purchased $236,000 in advertising buys to promote Mark Begich for governor.
Begich, the Democratic nominee, had until now not received any help from DGA.
But today that changed, when DGA’s independent expenditure director Joe Shafer filed with Alaska Public Offices Commission. The new group is called Defeat Dunleavy.
The group’s address is a UPS box in Washington, D.C.
The group made a major advertising buy on KTUU, and paid for it in cash, according to research first reported by Nat Herz of Alaska Public Media.