By The GotNews Reporter
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is out in full force attacking Gotnews.com editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson for his research into the controversial past of a U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska.
The source of their concern? A controversial ad that ran on Alaskan airwaves that details how the office of Dan Sullivan, the Republican establishment candidate for U.S. Senate, let criminals, including child molesters out of jail.
One of those people his office let out went on to rape and kill.
This is what happened.
Here’s the Begich ad.
Begich has since pulled the ad but not before doing much damage.
Brad Dayspring, who you might remember is fond of teen pornography, remains a strategist for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Dayspring even singled Johnson out for the ad in a missive on the NRSC’s website.
In fact, neither Johnson, nor Gotnews.com has ever paid for an interview but when did the NRSC bother to get its facts correct?
Nor was the piece detailing Sullivan’s softness on violent criminals a “hit piece.”
“It was a warning,” says Johnson. “Sullivan’s office essentially let a child rapist out of jail before he should have left jail. The buck stops here”
Indeed, in December Johnson warned in a lengthy piece about Sullivan’s controversial past where his office “let a criminal out of jail who sexually assaulted a toddler and murdered an elderly couple—just twelve hours after he was released from state prison for a previous rape felony.”
Polling shows that the Senate race isn’t going as well as the establishment candidates would have liked. Sullivan will most assuredly lose especially as a pro-union and pro-marijuana legalization measure will drive up Democratic turnout in the last Frontier state.
“Add to that Sullivan’s considerable residency problems and it’s clear that Begich is going to be re-elected,” Johnson said. “Conservatives–or even independent researchers like me–will be blamed by the Establishment if the Republican Party fails to win the U.S. Senate.”
“But that’s not our job,” Johnson continued. “Our job is to present information that the voter needs to know about and Dan Sullivan wasn’t vetted before he ran by the wealthy DC interests.”
“I have been gentle with what I have on Dan Sullivan’s past,” Johnson said. “I’m frankly researching other things like Mary Landrieu in Louisiana or Dick Durbin in Illinois. Don’t push me, NRSC.”
“I refused to publish the best stuff I have against Sullivan out of courtesy to friends in Alaska who asked me not to.”