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Begich travels the Last Frontier to listen to Alaskans & deliver results


ANCHORAGE: For U.S. Senator Mark Begich, representing Alaska means traveling thousands of miles across the Last Frontier by any means necessary to listen to Alaskans and deliver results.

Nothing stops Begich from traveling to Alaska cities, hubs and villages to hear from fellow Alaskans about their needs and concerns, a fact shared in Begich’s new ad.



The new ad highlights Begich’s deep roots in Alaska and successful fights for Alaska families and communities, including:

  • His fight with Washington D.C. to open the Arctic Ocean to energy development.
  • Strengthening Alaska’s Coast Guard.
  • Protecting jobs of Alaska’s fishermen.
  • A refusal to take a pay raise.
  • Supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Begich is a born-and-raised Alaskan and the son of former U.S. Representative Nick Begich. Congressman Nick Begich disappeared in 1972 while traveling in a small aircraft from Anchorage to Southeast Alaska. The plane was never found.

The ad’s story is told by Begich’s wife, Deborah Bonito, and features 11-year-old son Jacob.

This is the first 60 second TV commercial from Alaskans for Begich.

Ad Transcript:

Deborah Bonito: In Alaska, you go as far as it takes to see the people. And while we love having Mark at home … we know we share him with every Alaskan.

Like his father before him…

1970s campaign ad announcer: “Begich goes to the people, wherever they are to properly understand individual problems.”

Deborah: Mark was ten when he lost his father …

Walter Cronkite: “In Alaska, bad weather again hampered efforts …”

Deborah: We’ve lost too many Alaskans this way … But Mark is clearly his father’s son. And there’s nowhere he won’t go to listen and stand up for Alaskans. He forced Washington to open up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling … Strengthened our Coast Guard … Stood with our fishermen to protect their jobs … And has refused a pay raise until the budget is balanced. I love my husband. But I’m prouder still of him as a father. And what he learned … from his own.

Mark Begich: I’m Mark Begich and I approved this message.