Let’s Help Mark Begich become Alaska’s new Senator

UPDATE: So, I set up this post and went out to lunch — and look what happened. Stevens was indicted. Wow.
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Mark Begich is running against Ted Stevens for Senate in Alaska. I caught up with Mark when he was in DC and he did a quick video to introduce himself:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZIRyf1NqKw]

We can help Begich win. AMERICAblog has set up an ActBlue page to raise money for his campaign. We can buy a full day of t.v. for approximately $10,000. And, get this: Stevens’s campaign manager has been complaining that Begich is raising money through ActBlue, which he called “liberal Lower 48 Internet campaign known as ActBlue.” Matt Browner-Hamlin from the Begich campaign had to explain ActBlue and the internet to Stevens’ campaign manager.

That fits a pattern. Stevens is currently the ranking Republican on the Senate Commmerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He chaired that committee when the GOP controlled the Senate. Technology policy is under the commmittee’s jurisdiction. Ted “The Tubes” Stevens shouldn’t have anything to do with tech policy.

If Alaska is competitive — and it is — anything is possible in 2008. Recent polls have shown Begich with a lead over Stevens. And, there is that pending federal investigation of Stevens. Last year, his house was raided by the FBI and the IRS.

Help Mark Begich defeat Ted Stevens. The campaign has a filing deadline on August 6th. We can help drive up Begich’s numbers through the very ActBlue, which the campaign of Ted Stevens has vilified. Send the money through the tubes to Begich’s campaign.


On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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