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13 November, 2008

The Begich Brothers of Alaska

Go Begich!

Mark Begich is the brother of Nick Begich, author of the very first book on the HAARP project in Alaska: titled, Angels Don’t Play This HAARP.

"Nick Begich is the eldest son of the late Alaska Sen. Nick Begich Sr. and political activist Pegge Begich, and brother of Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich."

Mark Begich is about to replace Republican Stevens for Alaska’s Senate seat, which will foil Sarah Palin for a while. One thing that never came up in this presidential election was where Palin stands on HAARP. She probably uses it to create those fabulous hairdon'ts / hairdonuts.

You betcha. Cross your fingers on that…

Democrat takes lead in Alaska Senate race
November 13, 2008 9:23 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Just as Sen. Ted Stevens appeared set to return to Congress, felony conviction and all, his re-election bid has faltered. If he loses, it also closes a possible door into the Senate anytime soon for Gov. Sarah Palin.

As counting of early and absentee ballots continued in Stevens' race against Democrat Mark Begich, the contest for Alaska's only House seat was settled Wednesday, with the re-election of Republican incumbent Don Young for his 19th term.
In the Stevens race, Begich jumped to an 814-vote lead, after trailing by 3,200 when the day began. The tally late Wednesday was 132,196 to 131,382, with an estimated 30,000 ballots remaining to be counted, some on Friday and some next week.

"After watching the votes today, I remain cautiously optimistic," Begich, a two-term Anchorage mayor, said in a news release. "We ran an aggressive campaign, especially when it came to early voting and absentee."

Stevens' campaign did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Last month, a federal jury in Washington convicted Stevens of lying on Senate disclosure forms to conceal more than $250,000 in gifts and home renovations from an oil field services company.

That might have spelled quick political doom for a lesser figure, but Stevens is revered here for his decades of public service - and especially for scoring the state enormous sums of federal money.

Begich would be the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Alaska since the mid-1970s, and a victory would put his party one step closer to a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority in the Senate. Democrats are also trying to unseat Republicans in unresolved contests in Georgia and Minnesota.

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