Mark Begich

I Went to Mark Begich’s Carson City Resort

FEATURE: The Alaska Democrat owns a Lake Tahoe retreat

Credit: Lachlan MarkayCARSON CITY, Nev.—Not far from Lake Tahoe, just around the corner from the Comstock Casino, within two miles of no fewer than nine trailer parks, is a resort owned by a U.S. senator. It bills itself as a resort, anyway. Democrat Sen. Mark Begich’s home state of Alaska is proudly not of the mainland. “Outsider” is a political epithet in Alaska, one Begich has used against Republican challenger (and former state attorney general) Dan Sullivan.

The Macaca Democrats

Column: Why the GOP Is Winning Election 2014

Something peculiar has happened. As I write, none of the Republican candidates for Senate has become a public embarrassment. On the contrary: For the first time in a decade, it is the Democratic candidates, not the Republican ones, who are fodder for late-night comics. That the Democrats are committing gaffes and causing scandals at a higher rate than Republicans not only may be decisive in the battle for the Senate. It could signal a change in our politics at large.

To Attack ‘Koch Brothers,’ Begich Goes Environmentalist

Previously laudatory of Koch company’s cleanup efforts, Begich now hits ‘Koch Brothers’ for water contamination

Mark BegichDemocratic Sen. Mark Begich has changed his tune on a major environmental issue in his state of Alaska. Just months ago he was concerned about job losses. But seeing an opportunity to attack “the Koch Brothers,” his environmentalist side has emerged.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison Barber election tip sheetIn a piece Friday morning, Politico writes that three of the “big Senate races” are breaking toward Republican candidates. If you look at the latest headlines about each state, it seems like they’re right.