Skip to comments.Begich (D-AK) Skips Unemployment Vote to Speak to Execs in Hawaii
Posted on 01/16/2014 3:02:46 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
As Democrats have been pushing extending unemployment benefits in Washington this week, Alaska Democratic senator Mark Begich missed an important vote to give a speech to a lobbying organization in Hawaii.
Begich, one of a handful of vulnerable red-state Democrats, delivered a speech at an annual event hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives, according to the Hill. While in Hawaii, he attended two fundraisers and met with Hawaiian governor Neil Abercrombie.
An aide stated that the senator committed to the speech before the vote was scheduled, and the additional events were later planned.
The Senate voted to invoke cloture on the federal-unemployment-extension bill, getting the necessary minimum of 60 votes after six Republicans joined Democrats. Begich was the only Democrat to miss the vote.
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There is even more to the story. When asked about the missed vote, his office initially blamed the bad weather, than had to backtrack. He missed this vote to raise campaign funds in Hawaii. I swear, the negative ads almost write themselves.
I wish all the democrats would miss all the votes.
Begich has a good chance of getting defeated this year. PEple are sick of his double-talk and pandering to “the won”.
Indeed, there could be a great ad here, show him a hula skirt, oh wait that would be "homophobic" better make it an aloha shirt. ;d
So who’s running in Alaska to be Begich? Sarah Palin, where are you??
Palin wouldn’t do well as a Senator IMO. She’s more the executive type.
This will make for a great campaign commercial.
I am sure it’s in work.