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Begich Campaign Takes Compliment From Sullivan

Huffington Post: “Crowning Achievement of then-Mayor Mark Begich,” “Unfortunate Spot to Slam Mark Begich”


ANCHORAGE - “We need real results, not just talk,” U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan declared while standing atop the Dena’ina Center, oblivious to the fact he’s standing atop the “crowning achievement” of Mark Begich’s tenure as mayor of Anchorage.

“It’s a real compliment to Mark Begich that Dan Sullivan chose the Dena’ina Center for a campaign commercial. When Sullivan finds the time he can download the Alaska app for an audio tour of the Dena’ina Center – narrated by Mark Begich, who is responsible for the Center’s construction,” said Susanne Fleek-Green, Alaskans for Begich Campaign Manager.

Visitors to Alaska can receive an audio tour of the Dena’ina Center guided by Mark Begich by downloading the Alaska App, also available on

Text from the article is below:

Huffington Post: Dan Sullivan, a Republican challenger for an Alaska seat in the U.S. Senate, could have picked a better spot as a platform for mocking the results — or lack thereof — achieved by Democratic Sen. Mark Begich.

Sullivan, a former Marine and ex-state attorney general, stands atop a building in Anchorage, Alaska, in a campaign ad to say that as a former military man he learned that talk is cheap, and it’s results that matter.

“We need real results, not just talk,” Sullivan says to end the ad, with the beautiful view of Alaska’s snow-draped mountains in the background.

It makes for a nice shot, but there’s a problem: Sullivan appears to be standing atop Anchorage’s Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center…hailed in 2009 as the crowning achievement of then-Mayor Mark Begich.