Mark Begich

'No Longer Running' – Mark Begich Backs Down on Lisa Murkowski Ad

'No Longer Running' – Mark Begich Backs Down on Lisa Murkowski Ad

Last night in Alaska, Sen. Mark Begich backed down on his fight with fellow Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski over a campaign ad featuring a photo of them together. During a debate on Alaska’s KTUU station, Sullivan challenged Begich for ignoring

Latest Alaska Poll Provides More Questions, Than Answers

This latest from Alaska Dispatch News seems curious, at best. Every recent major credible poll has Sullivan up by single digits.  2 new polls raise Begich hopes in US Senate race A string of recent polls through this week had

White House: Sen. Begich 'Entitled to His Opinion' on Obama Relevance

White House: Sen. Begich 'Entitled to His Opinion' on Obama Relevance

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued that President Obama was still relevant in many ways, even though Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) has told Alaska voters that Obama is not relevant in the midterm elections.  Begich, like many other Democrats

Obama’s 2014 Election Relevance Is ” A Big F*cking Deal”

In response to Mark Begich Says Obama No Longer Relevant: By Senator Begich (D-AK) saying that Obama isn’t “relevant” to this year’s mid-term election, the embattled Senator is all but admitting that Obama is in fact relevant to what could

Mark Begich Running Out of Gas in Alaska

Mark Begich Running Out of Gas in Alaska

Sen. Mark Begich’s campaign for re-election is running out of gas as Republican candidate Dan Sullivan continues to solidify his lead in the polls.  Alaskan voters will put up with a lot, but in 2014, it increasingly appears that membership in

Does Dan Sullivan Want Sarah Palin's Endorsement?

Does Dan Sullivan Want Sarah Palin's Endorsement?

Alaska Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan has moved quickly to coalesce the Republican party around his candidacy, giving him a lead in recent polls in his fight against Alaska Democrat Sen. Mark Begich. But does he want former Alaska Governor Sarah

Marco Rubio Praises Dan Sullivan's Foreign Policy Credentials

Marco Rubio Praises Dan Sullivan's Foreign Policy Credentials

Sen. Marco Rubio has endorsed Dan Sullivan, the Republican challenger to Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska. In a statement, Rubio praised Sullivan for his foreign policy credentials as a Marine veteran and an Assistant Secretary of State under Condoleeza Rice

No NRA Endorsement for Mark Begich in Alaska

No NRA Endorsement for Mark Begich in Alaska

The National Rifle Association (NRA) will not endorse Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) in his re-election campaign, even though the red state Democrat has voted against his party on gun issues. The NRA announced that they would not endorse the Democrat,

Dan Sullivan Mocks Mark Begich Using His Own Ad Footage

Dan Sullivan Mocks Mark Begich Using His Own Ad Footage

Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s campaign has just released a new ad making fun of Sen. Mark Begich – using footage from the incumbent Democrat’s own ad. Struggling with personal approval ratings, Begich released a new ad last week featuring

Did Begich Sell-Out Alaska For Harry Reid's Campaign Cash?

A Mark Begich immigration vote which Begich’s Republican opponent Dan Sullivan characterized as “bizarre” in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News may result in more than a few heads being scratched in Washington and Begich’s strange explanation for it doesn’t

Begich Saves The Day For Obama's Amnesty Efforts

Alaska Democrat Mark Begich cast a critical vote to protect Barack Obama’s post-election amnesty in what ultimately proved to be a 50-50 vote blocking an effort by Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) who wanted to offer an amendment opposing the orders.

Sullivan for Senate Hits "Both Ways Begich"

In Alaska, Dan Sullivan’s campaign is out with a new ad, “Pure Washington,” hitting Democrat Mark Begich. The Sullivan for U.S. Senate campaign released their latest web ad, “Pure Washington.” The ad highlights how career politician Mark Begich repeatedly says

Begich Uses DC Address for FEC Reimbursements

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) has been attacking his republican opponent, claiming he has weak ties to Alaska given that he resided in the DC area while working for former president George Bush. Those attacks may be brought into question now

Two Alaska GOP Senate Candidates Refuse to Sign Anti-Amnesty Pledge

Two Alaska GOP Senate Candidates Refuse to Sign Anti-Amnesty Pledge

Two Republican Senate candidates in Alaska refused to sign an anti-amnesty pledge during a Sunday debate. Conservative candidate Joe Miller asked his two opponents to sign a pledge that reads, “I will oppose any attempt by Congress or the President

Sen. Begich Gaffes: 'Four Women' On The Supreme Court

Sen. Begich Gaffes: 'Four Women' On The Supreme Court

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) claimed on Friday that four women served on the Supreme Court while discussing the recent Hobby Lobby ruling. This would come as a surprise to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, the three woman currently holding

Senate Dem Mark Begich: I'm a Thorn in Obama's Ass

Senate Dem Mark Begich: I'm a Thorn in Obama's Ass

Senate Democrat Mark Begich of Alaska used some salty language to describe his relationship with President Obama, but it appears that the Washington Post editors censored his actual comment. Begich, a Democratic senator in a red state, is touting his

Too Little, Too Late? Democrats Left Scrambling On VA Scandal

As Roll Call points out, the Democrat’s problem with the Veterans Affairs’ scandal isn’t only what it says about the VA, it’s what it says about the ‘big government’ mentality that’s so central to many Democrat policies and ideas. It

Begich Talking Climate Change Out of Both Sides of His Mouth?

Vulnerable Democrat Sen. Mark Begich (Alaska) insists he’s not going to shy away from talking climate change in his campaign for re-election. But in reality, it appears as though he’s trying to have it both ways. “I’m not afraid to

Senators Not Sold on Bergdahl Deal After Administration Briefing

Senators Not Sold on Bergdahl Deal After Administration Briefing

Wednesday night, senior administration officials lead by Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken and Jim Dobbins briefed senators concerned about the Obama administration’s prisoner swap of five top Taliban commanders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Vulnerable Dems Already Proving Reid Wrong (Video)

In response to Harry Reid: ‘Vulnerable Democrats’ Want to Campaign with Obama (Video): CNN has been trying very admirably to get “vulnerable Democrats” on the record to say whether or not they want the president campaigning with them.  Yesterday’s State

Democrat Mark Begich Wants to Campaign Against Obama

Democrat Mark Begich Wants to Campaign Against Obama

During the “Post Game” portion of CNN’s coverage of the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) explained he wasn’t particularly interested in campaigning with President Barack Obama during his upcoming reelection effort. Instead, the first-term

AK Sen. Mark Begich Misses Votes for Hawaii Trip

AK Sen. Mark Begich Misses Votes for Hawaii Trip

While most of the nation huddled to keep warm as a “polar vortex” blanketed the nation, Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) was in Hawaii to speak at a conference of airport executives. The average temperature in Hawaii on Tuesday was in

Over 5,000 Alaskans Lose Insurance, 700 Sign-up for ObamaCare

Over 5,000 Alaskans Lose Insurance, 700 Sign-up for ObamaCare

The combination of new health insurance coverage mandates and the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare makes it very likely that fewer people will have insurance than before the law was implemented. On Wednesday, the Associated Press trumpeted the news that over

Alaska Gets Zero Obamacare Enrollees

Alaska Gets Zero Obamacare Enrollees

Though Alaska’s Sen. Mark Begich (D) promised an “aggressive strategy” to assure the success of ObamaCare in his state, not one Alaskan has been able to sign up for his state’s exchange. In June, Senate Democrats who voted to approve

Kelly and Giffords lobby in Alaska for gun control

Kelly and Giffords lobby in Alaska for gun control

(AP) Kelly and Giffords lobby in Alaska for gun controlBy DAN JOLINGAssociated PressANCHORAGE, AlaskaAlaska might seem a hard place to sell a gun control message in a state where subsistence hunting is for many a way of life, and where

Sen. Cornyn Blasts 'Alaska Seafood Special' In Immigration Bill

Sen. Cornyn Blasts 'Alaska Seafood Special' In Immigration Bill

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said on Wednesday that the immigration bill is “chockfull of de facto earmarks, pork-barrel spending and special interest sweetners” designed to buy support. One such provision involves language slipped into the bill by Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and

Giffords, Kelly Ramp Up Pressure on Pro-Gun Democrats

Giffords, Kelly Ramp Up Pressure on Pro-Gun Democrats

On June 25, Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly announced they will be undertaking a week-long tour for gun control.  According to The Hill, the tour will begin July 1 in Nevada and “will include stops in Alaska, Maine,