- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 23, 2014


After initially dodging the question, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, admitted to voting for President Obama twice, but he said it doesn’t matter because Mr. Obama isn’t much of a factor anymore.

“I did, but that’s irrelevant,” Mr. Begich, down in polls against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan, told The Washington Examiner. “The president’s not relevant. He’s gone in two years.”

That must be news to Mr. Obama who says his “policies are on the ballot” in November and embattled Democrats jumping from his ship are “strong allies and supporters.”

Whoever Mr. Begich voted for as a private citizen is probably irrelevant and isn’t news to most who can draw sensible conclusions.

However, Roll Call reported that Mr. Begich backed 97 percent of legislation backed by Mr. Obama in 2013. No word if those votes were irrelevant as well.

SEE ALSO: Republican Sullivan overtakes Sen. Begich in four latest Alaska Senate polls

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