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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...Committee, which has established a field presence here, is seeking to cast the race as a referendum on Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Sullivan called Begich a "loyal lieutenant" to Reid."Now is the time to focus on the...
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

...Put 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...
Young takes issue with Begich claims of credit

...Republican 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...
My Turn: Politicians don't need Outside money to look silly

...before 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...
Education a sticking point as session ends

...winding down on the 90-day session.Sunday marked the scheduled end of the session, and by late afternoon, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said House and Senate leadership were still pretty far apart on education. He...
State | AK legislature
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...years. Initiatives passed by voters cannot be repealed by lawmakers within two years of their effective dates.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, told reporters earlier this week he thought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

...but it 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...
State | AK legislature
Proposed constitutional amendment on education pulled from Senate calendar

...receive sufficient support to advance.Dunleavy said he was confident the measure would reach the floor again. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, a co-sponsor of the measure, was more cautious. While Coghill, R-North Pole, supports having...
State | AK legislature
Senate Democrats aim fire at rich, obscure brothers

...advance their agenda of low taxes and less regulation. And they're using unusually harsh language in the Senate.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Koch-financed ads against Democrats and the health care law contain lies "made up from...


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