Endangered Senate Democrat Now Running Against the Koch Brothers

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 at 8:09 am

Nice try,  but this won’t erase your vote for ObamaCare. We expect to see this all over the country as the campaign season heats up. Not that it will work.

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich will release his first television ad Monday, an attack on the conservative Koch brothers’ group Americans for Prosperity for the ads it’s been running against Begich this year.

“First it was a D.C. actress pretending to be an Alaskan,” says a narrator in the ad, which was shared early with POLITICO. “Now ads attacking Mark Begich on a carbon tax have been called false and not true.”

The ad refers to two previous anti-Begich spots from AFP: the first came under fire for featuring a Maryland actress. The second was panned by PolitiFact and FactCheck as misleading on the issue of whether Begich supported a carbon tax.

The anti-Koch brothers theme is one that national Democrats are pushing as well. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said last week that Republicans have a “Koch problem,” and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched a paid advertising effort on the topic as well.

The second half of the ad features Alaskan voters talking about the Kochs — and hitting them for the closure of the Flint Hills Resources Refinery, an Alaska oil refinery owned by Koch Industries.

for every dollar spent bashing them, we hope the Kochs double the effort. They seem to have enough disposable income.

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