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Senate power players quarrel over fate of e-filing

By Michael Beckel

A growing number of senators voluntarily e-file their campaign finance reports. But will the practice ever be mandated?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… ditions. The 21 lawmakers who voluntarily e-filed this quarter were Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Thad Cochran, R-Miss.; John Cornyn, R- …"

Democrats easily outpace Republicans in super PAC fundraising race

By Michael Beckel

Democrats are fully embracing the independent political money groups they once derided in an effort to retain the Senate this year.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… of North Carolina recently launched a group called Wolfheel PAC, and Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska is being backed by a super PAC called Put Alaska First. The pro …"

Do senators fear the Internet?

By Rachel Baye

Nearly one-fifth of upper chamber members say they support e-filing campaign finance reports — but won't be this week.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… nt. (Update April 16, 2014, 10:49 a.m.: Records show that Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska, a co-sponsor of Tester's bill, also made the leap to e-filing i …"

Sarah Palin PAC takes fundraising nosedive

By Adam Wollner

Former Alaska governor's political committee is raising significantly less money these days.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… icates. If Palin were to run for U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Begich would “cruise” to re-election, the poll states. &nbs …"

Gun lobby's money and power still holds sway over Congress

By Alan Berlow and Gordon Witkin

But lawmakers' fear may not be entirely justified.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… beneficiary of $28,830 while Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor (NRA C-) got $2,000. Mark Begich of Alaska (NRA A) and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota (NRA A) have received …"

Retiring senators sitting on $10.5 million

By Michael Beckel

Eight retiring senators are collectively sitting on $10.5 million.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… emocratic senators who will be facing re-election in 2014, including Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Kay Hagan, D-N.C.; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; and Mar …"

Gay rights lobby courts lawmakers with cash

By Michael Beckel

Human Rights Campaign lobbies Congress, donates to lawmakers, as it makes case for marriage equality.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… ing to records filed last week with the Federal Election Commission. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill.; Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.;&n …"

I'll take embattled Obama administration nominees for $200, Alex

By Michael Beckel

Conservative group targets U.S. senators with anti-Hagel TV ads.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Denver":

"… hem to hold the line" against Hagel's confirmation. …"

"… The group has purchased more than 90 TV spots for roughly $73,000 in the Denver media market, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of FCC r …"

'Fiscal cliff' ads target candidates in 2014

By Rachael Marcus

Rove-affiliated nonprofit runs 'fiscal cliff' ads targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… s in the 2012 election, launched a $240,000 radio ad campaign urging Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Tim …"

Another $250 million drink for missile defenses

By Aaron Mehta

An ill-fated program set for termination at the end of 2013 gets new funding

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… aid.Kendall's argument at the hearing did not hold much water with Senator Mark Begich (D-AK), who acknowledged the importance of good international relations, b …"

Pentagon balks at report about rare earth metal reliance on China

By Laurel Adams

Pentagon owes Congress a report on China's dominance of the rare earth minerals market and implications for US

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… everity of the situation to date,” said a January letter signed by Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) as well as Rep. Mike Coffman (R-C …"

The climate change lobby explosion

By Marianne Lavelle

Will thousands of lobbyists imperil action on global warming?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… dvocates picked up only three additional likely votes in November: Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, and Senator Tom Udall of New Me …"