Friday, July 18, 2008

More good news for Mark Begich

More good news for Mark Begich, Democratic candidate for US Senate in Alaska. A poll paid for by DailyKos shows him leading his opponent, incumbent Ted Stevens:

If 2008 election for U.S. Senate were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Mark Begich, the Democrat, and Ted Stevens, the Republican?

Stevens (R) 43 (41)
Begich (D) 48 (47)

Undecideds seem to be breaking, and Begich is essentially maintaining his lead. I'm an admirer of his because I like people with executive experience in the legislature and White House (Begich is mayor of Anchorage), and Begich, along with Jon Tester, represent a new kind of "Western Democrat" who is at the forefront of coutnering Republican framing by explaining our values in terms consistent with discourse out there.

My political donations this year will be going heavily toward Ed O'Reilly here in Massachusetts, and Mark Begich out in Alaska. Doesn't mean that you can't go to this nifty Obama fundraiser featuring and organized by the good folks at BMG.

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