The AP called it: “Republican Dan Sullivan bested Democratic incumbent Mark Begich in Alaska’s Senate race, picking up an eighth seat for the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.” You knew this a week ago, because you were reading AOSHQDD; but the AP waited until the trends in the absentee ballots were clear. Mark Begich is not conceding, of course, but he will start finding that people are already starting to think of him in terms of former Senator Begich. And so it goes.
My congratulations to Senator-elect Dan Sullivan.
PS: The Governor’s race remains too close to call. Realistically, however, incumbent Governor Sean Parnell has to be considered the underdog in that one. Ironically, his current position is not entirely unlike Begich’s in 2008…
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Congratulations to the new majority leader as well .. I hope he remembers that he’s there to serve the needs of the country, not just get payback on Harry Reid.
Note that these two goals go together like russians and vodka, but .. they will conflict occasionally, and he needs to make the right choices.
I understand that the statehouse results are also GOP-favorable, that should produce a very interesting dynamic going into 2016.
Another One Bites The Dust /sing
That makes it 30 of the 60 senators who voted for Obamacare who will not be in the next congress… with probably one more to go come December.
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