05/15/2014 05:32 pm ET Updated May 15, 2014

Alaska GOP Senate Candidate Picks Unfortunate Spot To Slam Mark Begich's 'Results'


Dan Sullivan, a Republican challenger for an Alaska seat in the U.S. Senate, could have picked a better spot as a platform for mocking the results -- or lack thereof -- achieved by Democratic Sen. Mark Begich.

Sullivan, a former Marine and ex-state attorney general, stands atop a building in Anchorage, Alaska, in a campaign ad to say that as a former military man he learned that talk is cheap, and it's results that matter.

"We need real results, not just talk," Sullivan says to end the ad, with the beautiful view of Alaska's snow-draped mountains in the background.

It makes for a nice shot, but there's a problem: Sullivan appears to be standing atop Anchorage's Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center -- a $100 million edifice that was hailed in 2009 as the crowning achievement of then-Mayor Mark Begich.

So, talk may be cheap, but Sullivan's perch for his commercial was not.


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