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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...need your time."Growing up, Begich wanted nothing to do with politics, which he blamed for his father's death. Nick Begich was Alaska's lone congressman when the plane carrying him and House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, D-La., vanished...
Begich campaign ad features family

...S. Sen. Mark Begich's campaign features the Alaska Democrat's family, including images of his late father, Nick Begich.The ad, narrated by Begich's wife, Deborah Bonito, compares him to father, an Alaska congressman who disappeared...
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Alaska's Don Young longest serving Republican in House the state Legislature before he was elected to Congress in a special election to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Begich, who was declared dead after his plane disappeared.He said he lost a good friend with Bill Young's passing and...
Don Young sworn in for 21st term

...represented all of Alaska in Congress since winning a special election in 1973 to serve out the unexpired term of Democrat Nick Begich, father of now-Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, after then-Rep. Begich perished in a plane crash. He is only...
Begich could benefit from GOP's woes

...supported Obama's signature health care overhaul and has defended it repeatedly.Begich, the son of the late Rep. Nick Begich, D-Alaska, narrowly defeated Sen. Ted Stevens in 2008 shortly after Stevens, a fixture in the Senate for 40 years...
Senate majority, Young's 21st term at stake

...Young, 79, was first elected to the U.S. House in 1973 in a special election following the death of U.S. Rep. Nick Begich. Young, a Republican, is looking to hold off Democrat Sharon Cissna of Anchorage, a state House member who has raised...
My turn: Non-partisan voters should consider McAdams and special interests. He may be successful. My heroes over the decades have been Bill Egan, Jay Hammond, Nick Begich and several state legislators - Republicans, Independents and Democrats. Why? Because they put the people of Alaska...
My Turn: Juneau viewed as an also-ran

...than some third-world countries. During the summer following my graduation in 1969, I worked for Anchorage senator Nick Begich, cleaning up a construction site on East 24th Avenue and taking care of his kids. One of them was 7-year-old Mark...
Benson leads Dems in House election

...1973. Young won his first term in the U.S. House in 1973, filling a vacancy left by the death of Democratic Rep. Nick Begich, who was killed in plane crash over Alaska with then-House Majority Leader Hale Boggs of Louisiana.
House of Representatives: Young heading back for 20th term bring that in at all," he said. He first ran for Congress in 1972 when he challenged and lost to U.S. Rep. Nick Begich, D-Alaska, even though a plane in which Begich was traveling disappeared three weeks earlier. Begich was declared...


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