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Mark Begich

Begich Says Obama Discontent, Not Active Ad, Cost Him Senate Seat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska's newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he'll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska.

Mark Begich Concedes To Dan Sullivan In Alaska Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Mark Begich on Monday conceded defeat to his Republican challenger in a closely watched race that was part of midter...

Alaska Senate Race Finally Ends

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

Republican Dan Sullivan was victorious over incumbent Democrat Mark Begich in the Alaska Senate race. The Associated Press announced the decision earl...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

My Final Midterm Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got six states in the Too Close To Call category, but fear not! After providing a rundown of the races, I am adding a section below where I make my own picks for each of them (since it is Election Eve, after all, and thus time to put up or shut up).

Ryan Grim

Liberal Lurch: Both Parties Find Progressive Jesus In Dying Moments Of Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the GOP has effectively locked down the campaign for the House and is in a good place to win control of the Senate, the contours o...

Mark Begich Courts Independent Voters In Alaska Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Oct 29 (Reuters) - In family video footage recorded in 1970, a young Senator Mark Begich is seen in a bucolic p...

At $50 Million and Counting, Alaska Senate Race Most Expensive in State History By Far

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The campaigns and outside groups chipping in tens of millions to to help or hinder Sen. Mark Begich and challenger Dan Sullivan are on track to spend $150 to $200 per vote.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Keep Candidates Afloat With A Little Help From Their Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August, stories began to percolate that Terri Lynn Land, the Republican Senate candidate in Michigan, didn't have what it takes to wi...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.

Hunting For Whales And Votes Above The Arctic Circle

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

BARROW, Alaska (AP) — Three children whiz by on a snowmobile as Gabe Tegoseak, crunching through icy streets in the town that's as far north as you ...

TV Station Wrongly Airs Senator's Campaign Ad

AP | By MARK THIESSEN | Posted 10.23.2014 | Media

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage television station has taken full blame for accidentally airing a commercial for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich that th...

Democratic Sen. Mark Begich: 'The President Is Not Relevant'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Barack Obama who? Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) offered one of the sharpest put downs about the president on Wednesday, when he told the Washington E...

Mark Begich vs. Dan Sullivan -- Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Alaska Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Here are the issue-by-issue stands for Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan, with additional links at the bottom for each candidate if you'd like to dig deeper.

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Concentrates In Small Number of Pivotal 2014 Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As independent spending by nonprofit groups that fail to disclose their donors approaches $200 million in the 2014 midterm elections, it...

Climate Change Emerging as Hot Topic in Key Senate Races

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The issue of climate change has emerged in nearly every Senate race this election season. Candidates are discussing it, debate moderators are asking about it, and journalists are covering it.

Candidates In Tight Senate Race Vie For Veterans' Votes

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — The focus of attention one recent Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign War post in this community on the fringe of Anchora...

Paul Blumenthal

Fishy Money Fuels Super PACs In Alaska Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outside super PACs have played a major role supporting Sen. Mark Begich (D) as he faces a tough re-election race against former Alaska N...

Begich's Bogus Claim Exposed

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Mark Begich makes the bogus claim in two ads that he “voted against President Obama...

Candidate Who Says He Spent Weeks Studying Obamacare Doesn't Seem To Understand It

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan, the Republican challenging Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), frequently talks about how he "actually read" the...

Senate Shaping Up 50-50

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the new Senate convenes next year, the most influential person on Capitol Hill could be Greg Orman, the independent candidate for senator from Kansas, who I predict today will be elected in November.

Mark Begich Inquiry Exposes Omission In GOP Opponent's Campaign Filing

The huffington post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Dan Sullivan, the Republican challenger for U.S. Senate in Alaska, was a Maryland resident for tax purposes from 2006 to 2008, according to the Maryla...

Can You Tell How Lawmakers Voted On Obama's ISIS War? Probably Not (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What happens when members of Congress have to take tough votes on war and national security? They say confusing things. How confu...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...