- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Crossroads GPS is running a new television against Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, knocking the Democrat for supporting Obamacare.

In the ad, Bill Vivlamore, the president of the Frontier Supply Company in Fairbanks, says that he doesn’t think “Washington has any idea of what it takes to run a small business.”

“Obamacare, it means hundreds of thousands of dollars of additional health care costs,” Mr. Vivlamore says in the 30-second spot. “It keeps us from making investments in our company. We aren’t going to go out and hire new people, buy new equipment.”

He accuses Mr. Begich, who is seeking re-election, of casting the deciding vote for Obamacare.

“Mark Begich doesn’t understand what voting 97 percent of the time with Obama is doing to businesses in Alaska,” he says.

Mr. Begich is seen as one of the more vulnerable Democrats in the 2014 midterm election. Tea party favorite Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan, the former Alaska Natural Resources Commission, and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell are among those running in the August 19 primary for the chance to face-off against Mr. Begich in the November election.


• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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