I’m running for lieutenant governor with Mark Begich because I’m optimistic about our future. With the right leadership and vision, I have no doubt we will find creative solutions to the challenges our state faces.
We want to tell you why we support Mark Begich for governor. He has the executive experience to lead the state government, as he did for six years as the mayor of Anchorage. Additionally, he will work across the aisle with Alaska’s Legislature to achieve policies and actions that enhance Alaska, as he did in the U.S. Senate for six years.
Gubernatorial candidates Mark Begich, Mike Dunleavy and Mead Treadwell have sounded off on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the court, painting opposing stances between the race’s lone Democrat and leading Republicans.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich made a campaign stop Thursday in Juneau, speaking to about 45 people at the local IBEW union hall.
Alaska’s last Democratic governor has endorsed Alaska’s last Democratic U.S. senator in this year’s race for governor.
On Wednesday, former Gov. Tony Knowles released an email backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich in the race for governor.
On the Saturday after the filing deadline closed and Mark Begich turned Alaska’s gubernatorial race on its head by announcing he would run on the Alaska Democratic Party’s ticket, the former former U.S. senator stopped by Fairbanks for a whirlwind afternoon tour. About 20 minutes of that included sitting down in a coffee shop with your humble editor of The Midnight Sun.
Just before 4:30 p.m. Friday, former Sen. Mark Begich turned in the paperwork to formally become a candidate for Governor. In an impromptu press conference moments later, Begich explained his decision to run.
Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich put the truth to long-standing rumors on Friday by jumping in the Democratic primary for governor. That move prompted incumbent Gov. Bill Walker, who is running as an independent, to bypass the party primary and focus on collecting signatures to face Begich and the Republican nominee in the November general election.
“You know me. You have known my family for decades. And you know that I don’t sit on the sidelines when there is a problem to be solved,” Begich wrote. “That’s why I am running for Governor because I know that together we can build a safer, stronger future for all Alaskans.”