Pro-Begich group raises $3.6M during 2nd quarter

The Associated PressJuly 14, 2014 

— The super PAC Put Alaska First brought in $3.6 million during the last quarter and spent a huge chunk of it on ads against Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan.

Put Alaska First, which is supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, spent slightly more than it brought in from April to June, leaving it with about $5,100.

The haul was huge compared to the first quarter of 2014, when Put Alaska First brought in about $500,000. The group has typically ended its reporting periods with relatively little cash available.

It has been largely funded by the Senate Majority PAC, which is run by former aides to Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. And it's consistently hit at Sullivan, one of the three most prominent GOP contenders heading into next month's primary.

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