NRSC Highlights Begich’s Carbon Tax Support

Mark Begich

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee will conduct a robocall campaign Wednesday to alert Alaskan voters of Sen. Mark Begich’s (D., Alaska) support for the carbon tax, according to Politico.

NRSC plans to call nearly 70,000 households statewide about what it calls the Alaska Democrat’s “steadfast support for the costly carbon tax,” according to a script of the calls provided to POLITICO. A carbon tax means “more EPA red tape regulation,” says the script, which cites National Association of Manufacturers’ data to contend it would increase electricity, natural gas and gasoline prices and hurt Alaskan jobs.

“Sen. Begich didn’t paint that picture for you did he?” says the script. “Higher taxes, higher energy costs and Sen. Begich just don’t work for Alaska.”

Begich proposed a carbon tax amendment to the budget resolution by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) earlier this year. The amendment was defeated 41-58.