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RELEASE: New Begich Ad: “Three Mayors”

Ad Features Fairbanks Mayor Eberhart, North Star Borough Mayor Hopkins, and Former Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Whitaker


A new ad airing today highlights Mark Begich’s bipartisan support from local leaders across the state, including Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins, and former Republican North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker.

Eberhart, Hopkins and Whitaker tout Begich’s leadership in keeping the F16s at Eielson Air Force Base - saving 3,000 jobs - Begich’s successful push against the EPA to protect Alaska’s coal fired power plants from over regulation and his firm opposition to a carbon tax.

They also note Begich’s swift rise in leadership during his short time in the Senate, which includes a seat on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee and chairmanship of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard.

“Mark Begich was born and raised in this state and understands Alaska’s needs, which is why he was successful in the fight to save the F16s and Alaska’s coal fired power plants, earning him the support of local leaders across the state including Fairbanks Mayor Eberhart, North Star Borough Mayor Hopkins and former borough Mayor Whitaker,” said Max Croes, Communications Director for Alaskans for Begich.


Transcript of the ad is below:

John Eberhart: I’m Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart …

Luke Hopkins: I’m Fairbanks Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins …

Jim Whitaker: And I’m former Mayor Jim Whitaker – and I’m also a Republican.

All: And we’re all voting for Mark Begich.

Hopkins: Mark took on the EPA and kept our coal-fired power plant open.

Whitaker: It’s why we know he’s against a carbon tax.

Eberhart: And he fought to keep our squadron of F-16s at Eielson.

Whitaker: That saved three thousand jobs.

Whitaker: Mark Begich has proven to us he has clout.

Eberhart: Alaska can’t afford to lose that.

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