Outsiders dominate Alaska's Senate race

By Michael Beckel

Washington, D.C.-based groups are dominating the airwaves in the Last Frontier, home to one of the nation's most contested Senate races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… hat “Alaskans, not outsiders, should pick our elected officials.” But Federal Election Commission records show that about 95 percent of the $5.1 million Put Alaska First ra …"

Nearly $100 million in campaign cash sits idle

By Dave Levinthal

What happens to campaign money of former congressional candidates? It often sits in accounts for years.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Begich":

"… ling.” He made a $2,000 contribution to the re-election campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. “Because the future is difficult to predict, I don't want to …"

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 "North Carolina":

"… ssissippi and South Carolina — and a host of other states from Alaska to North Carolina. Last April, McConnell’s allies launched a super PAC called Kentuckians …"

"… etting in on the action. Allies of embattled Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina recently launched a group called Wolfheel PAC, and Sen. Mark Begich of Ala …"

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 "Mark Begich":

"… Democratic senators — Mark Udall and Michael Bennet — as well as Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Mark Pryor, D-Ark.; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; and Kay Hagan, D-N.C. …"

'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 "Medicare":

"… and the National Education Association to convince legislators not to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and education.The trio opened its campaign with …"

"… ealthy?” said Kusler in a press release.Kusler also told the Center that Medicare is of special interest to the NEA, which primarily deals with education is …"

"… ich primarily deals with education issues, because when federal funding to Medicare is cut, states must make up the difference, often by cutting education bud …"

"… en by cutting education budgets.AARP is also defending Social Security and Medicare in a big way — a seven-figure ad campaign called “You’ve Earned a Sa …"

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 …"