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My Turn: Begich hasn't lived up to Uncle Ted's legacy

...Sigmund's father was Hale Boggs, the powerful, 13-term congressman from Louisiana. In 1972, while serving as House Majority Leader, he came to Alaska to help fellow Democrat Nick Begich, a freshman representative, win re-election to Congress...
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...
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...
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
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...Initiatives passed by voters cannot be repealed by lawmakers within two years of their effective dates.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, told reporters earlier this week he thought lawmakers' motives had been "tainted...
State | AK legislature
House begins to debate abortion funding bill does not include language that would allow for expanded family planning services. The bill's sponsor, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, supported having the language removed in the House Finance Committee, calling it...
State | AK legislature
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...Wage - said Saturday that he has "no confidence" the same thing wouldn't happen again.After the meeting, House majority leader Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, told the Empire that this Legislature shouldn't be assumed to do the same thing...
State | AK legislature
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...


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