Alaska Senate race heats up with heinous crime in the spotlight
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is fighting to keep his seat in this year's midterm elections.
September 1st, 2014
08:45 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Alaska Senate race heats up with heinous crime in the spotlight

(CNN) – The campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is changing a political ad to remove references to a gruesome murder case after the victims’ family called on the campaign to stop using the case for political purposes.

Begich's Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, had released his own ad to counter Begich's commercial, and Sullivan's campaign agreed to take that ad down as well, in light of the family’s wishes.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • Mark Begich • Senate
Alaska primary gets underway for key Senate race
August 19th, 2014
01:11 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Alaska primary gets underway for key Senate race

(CNN) – With Alaska's U.S. Senate seat considered one of the most vulnerable Democratic seats this fall, both Republicans and Democrats have a lot at stake in Tuesday's GOP primary.

The winner of the crowded race will square off against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in November. Republicans, who need a net win of six seats to retake control of the Senate, have focused on the contest in the traditionally red state of Alaska as a key turnover possibility

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Filed under: 2016 • Alaska • Mark Begich
May 28th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: First major TV ad on VA scandal

Washington (CNN) -- The Veterans Affairs scandal's been a major issue on the campaign trail the past couple of weeks. Now it's front and center in the campaign ad wars.

Crossroads GPS, the non-profit sister organization to American Crossroads, a leading pro-GOP outside group which was co-founded and steered by Karl Rove, says that starting Wednesday it will start running a television commercial in Alaska that's critical of Sen. Mark Begich over his reaction to the growing controversy, which was first reported by CNN six months ago.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS • Mark Begich • Senate • Senate Race
Koch Brothers targeted in new Senate ad
March 10th, 2014
10:33 AM ET
6 months ago

Koch Brothers targeted in new Senate ad

(CNN) – Sen. Mark Begich is taking aim at the Koch brothers.

The first-term Alaska Democrat, who faces a challenging re-election this November, has been targeted in two TV commercials put up by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by the deep pockets of the billionaire industrialist brothers, David and Charles Koch.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Alaska • Mark Begich
January 29th, 2014
12:44 PM ET
8 months ago

Is Obama toxic to Democrats facing tough re-elections?

Washington (CNN) - When it comes to the 2014 midterm elections, Harry Reid and Mark Begich don't appear to be on the same page.

Reid, the Senate majority leader and Democrat from Nevada, says "Barack Obama is personally a very popular guy."

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Filed under: 2014 • Harry Reid • Mark Begich • Mark Udall • President Obama
Progressive groups planning Social Security push
July 24th, 2013
12:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Progressive groups planning Social Security push

(CNN) – A coalition of progressive groups claiming to represent millions of Americans is planning a multi-state effort urging the expansion of Social Security benefits.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy For America (DFA say they will be joined by several other groups including MoveOn.org in putting out a series of TV and online ads planned for the near future.
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Filed under: Congress • Mark Begich • Senate • Social Security • Tom Harkin
Student loan debate brings online attack ads targeting four Dem. senators
July 12th, 2013
12:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Student loan debate brings online attack ads targeting four Dem. senators

(CNN) – Crossroads GPS is not waiting for the dust to settle on the debate over student loans in the U.S. Senate. The Karl Rove-backed super PAC has already launched a small online ad campaign against four Democratic senators it blames for not stopping the rate hike.

Display ads launched on Facebook Friday will target college students and young people in Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, calling out their respective senators Mark Begich, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan. All are Democrats.
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Filed under: Congress • Crossroads GPS • Kay Hagan • Mark Begich • Mary Landrieu • Senate
Palin fires back in war of words with Begich
July 11th, 2013
09:35 AM ET
1 year ago

Palin fires back in war of words with Begich

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit back Thursday against Sen. Mark Begich after the Democratic senator, also from Alaska, argued Palin had lost touch with the values of their state.

"Really, Mark? Really?" she wrote on her Facebook page.
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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • Mark Begich • Sarah Palin
Begich: Alaskans don't like quitters
July 10th, 2013
05:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Begich: Alaskans don't like quitters

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Mark Begich, the Alaska Democrat who holds the seat Sarah Palin is considering seeking, argued Wednesday the high-profile Republican has lost touch with the values of her state.

Speaking to CNN the day after Palin said she had contemplated a run for Senate, Begich questioned whether the former governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee still has enough of a connection to Alaska and its residents.
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Filed under: Alaska • Mark Begich • Sarah Palin
Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing
March 6th, 2013
08:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing

Washington (CNN) – New legislation introduced Wednesday aims to close one loophole in the process of purchasing a gun.

The bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham and three other bipartisan lawmakers expands the scope of mental health information submitted to the background check system used by gun sellers. It has the backing of the National Rifle Association, and background check-related legislation has been considered the most likely of the various gun violence proposals to survive the legislative process.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Jeff Flake • Lindsey Graham • Mark Begich • NRA
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