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February 6, 2016

Senator Rides Snowmachine Across Arctic in Latest Ad

Begich is seeking re-election in Alaska. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich hops back on a snowmachine in his latest TV ad, cruising across a frozen Arctic Ocean to highlight his efforts over the last five years to win approval for oil drilling.

It’s the fourth ad from the first-term Democrat, who’s stressing his Alaska roots and priorities as he runs in one of the most competitive races of the cycle. The spot is airing in Anchorage and Fairbanks on both broadcast and cable stations, according to the campaign.

“I’m Mark Begich — I fought for five years to get the permits so we could drill under this ice,” Begich says in the ad. “And we won. I approved this message because sooner or later, Washington’ll figure out that I don’t take no for an answer.”

Begich will face one of three Republicans vying for the nomination. Former state Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan is the frontrunner against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and attorney Joe Miller, the party’s nominee in 2010.

The race is rated Tilts Democratic by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • centerroad

    Hi. I’m Mark Begich, we’re going to drill under this ice before it’s all gone. I’m a democrat making sure you get your gov’t residual oil check.

  • Traid Domon

    Google ” Traders Superstore “, it’s about
    trading oil, you won’t regret it, these
    guys are doing it right by me.

  • Peeta Mellark

    In some ways, much of the current disrespect for liberty and individual responsibility results from misunderstanding the lessons of science.

  • Coffee Fiend

    When the confusion of liberty and power confuses liberty with wealth, more demands for “liberty” can be conjured up to attack true liberty.

  • friskyness

    Alaska, if you re-elect this fool, then you are more stupid than DC! Notice how he doesn’t mention Obamacare!

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