Earlier this week the Las Vegas Review Journal published an article titled “Woman says Las Vegas GOP campaign adviser made her his sex slave.” The article alleges that former Alaska political operative Ben Sparks sexually and physically abused his fiance, who had signed a contract agreeing to serve as Mr. Spark’s sex slave. The Alaska Landmine has been informed that Mr. Sparks apparently engaged in similar behaviors in Alaska, too.
Sparks ran Senator Dan Sullivan’s (R – Alaska) 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, in which Sullivan defeated incumbent Senator Mark Begich. Sullivan’s Deputy Communications Director, Matthew Shuckerow, provided the Landmine the following statement regarding the article about Sparks:
The news stories and allegations concerning Mr. Sparks are shocking and extremely disturbing. Senator Sullivan strongly condemns any and all instances of domestic violence, and has worked throughout his career to end the scourge of violence against women. Mr. Sparks served as campaign manager during Senator Sullivan’s 2014 US Senate campaign. His employment ended at the conclusion of the race.