Alaska Senate Candidate Shoots His Television In New Ad [VIDEO]

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Alaska Senate candidate Dan Sullivan joins a growing list of candidates who are pulling out their firearms to shoot something in a campaign ad.

One candidate in Alabama recently put bullets through an Obamacare bill. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin memorably used a rifle to shoot a Cap and Trade bill in a 2010 ad.

In his new ad targeting Democratic incumbent Mark Begich, Sullivan shoots his television.

“Millions of dollars of negative ads are flooding into Alaska, paid for by Washington special interests,” Sullivan says in the ad. “Pretty soon, you’re going to want to do this to your TV.”

Sullivan goes on to criticize Begich for not supporting his Alaska Agreement to reject outside interest group spending in the race.

“I proposed a plan to stop all the mudslinging from outsiders so we can keep this election focused on the issues,” he said. “Unfortunately, Mark Begich said no.”

The Alaska Senate race is expected to be one of the closest of the cycle, and potentially a determining factor of whether Republicans take back the Senate.

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