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Begich to Participate in 10 Debates and Forums Before November 4

CONTACT: Max Croes907-570-2065

ANCHORAGE — Despite a refusal to participate in Kodiak’s fisheries debate by U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, Mark Begich remains committed to participating in 10 more debates and forums he announced prior to Alaska’s primary election.

Dan Sullivan has only committed to two of these events.

“Mark Begich committed to thirteen debates and forums before the primary, it’s a shame Dan Sullivan is too busy for these events and has canceled several of them. It’s our hope that Dan will stop dragging his feet and publicly take a stand on important issues by agreeing to participate in more debates. Mark Begich remains committed to being accountable and transparent to Alaskans and debating all candidates for the Senate. Begich will attend these events with or without his opponents,” said Max Croes, Communications Director forAlaskans for Begich.

Sullivan has recently made headlines for failing to commit to the fish debate, a move referred to as a “Senate candidate from Iowa, say, skipping a debate on corn.”

Begich and his GOP opponent Dan Sullivan faced off in a debate hosted by United For Liberty on August 27. Since then, Sullivan has refused to commit to more than two events with Begich, one hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and one hosted by the Alaska Federation of Natives.

Alaska has a long and independent history that has given voice to candidates from all political affiliations and leanings. Continuing that tradition, Begich has asked that each host invite every candidate participating in this year’s Senate election who has earned ballot privileges, like Mark Fish, Libertarian candidate for Senate.


Begich Forum and Debate Schedule

Sunday, September 28, Shiloh Community Development, Inc. Forum

Wednesday, October 1, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, October 21, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum

Thursday, October 23, Resource Development Council Candidate Forum

Friday, October 24, Alaska Federation of Native Candidate Forum

Sunday, October 26, KTVA Ch. 11 and Alaska Dispatch Debate

Monday, October 27, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum

Tuesday, October 28, Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Forum

Wednesday, October 29, KTUU Channel 2 Debate

Thursday, October 30, Debate for the State - Alaska Public Media