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Pro-Begich group benefits from Senate Majority PAC

JUNEAU - A political action committee founded by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid provided the sole funding for a super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in July.Between July 1 and July...
Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...cast the race as a referendum on Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Sullivan called Begich a...congressman when the plane carrying him and House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, D-La., vanished en route to Juneau...
Photo: Anybody out there?

House Majority Caucus members Finance Co-Chair Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, left, Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Rules Chair Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, right...
My Turn: Politicians don't need Outside money to look silly

...he faces his GOP opponents in the Aug. 19 primary.There is plenty of Outside money - largely from slimy Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's SuperPAC - supporting Begich and attacking Sullivan, but Democrats don't have a problem with billionaires...
New ad buys in Senate race

...Alaska First has received significant funding from the Senate Majority PAC, which is run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.Sullivan spokesman Mike Anderson said by email that the bill "had nothing to do with taking...
Young takes issue with Begich claims of credit

...replace Begich wasn't personal but had to do with his desire to see Nevada Democrat Harry Reid replaced as Senate majority leader.The video comments don't necessarily reflect a shift in Young's position, Young spokesman Matt Shuckerow said...
Education a sticking point as session ends

...end of the session, and by late afternoon, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said House and Senate...onetime bonus when they need a permanent raise.House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said the funding piece...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Senate passes sweeping crime bill

...a sweeping crime bill Friday hoping to stem Alaska's rising inmate population.The measure's sponsor, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill of Fairbanks, said the bill was a bi-partisan effort.Alaska has one of the highest incarceration...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again

...intelligence of Alaskan voters. Protestations by House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt notwithstanding, his majority would...the August ballot as Ballot Measure 3. While House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt claims it is wrong to assume history...
Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

...House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, previously told the Empire that the bill will pass the House. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, said there is "reluctance" in the Senate.The House Labor and Commerce Committee...
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