Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Breaking: Mark Begich announcing his Ethics plan for the Senate. Also, Rasmussen poll on Begich looks positive.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Breaking: Mark Begich announcing his Ethics plan for the Senate. Also, Rasmussen poll on Begich looks positive.

*********UPDATE*********

K - so I didn't make it, for a variety of reasons...but here's the deal:

"Mayor and U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Begich will announce his Ethics plan for the Senate today."

**sigh** Not an endorsement like we'd hoped, but good stuff nonetheless!
Detailing what he called his “Alaska Ethics Pledge,” Anchorage mayor and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mark Begich vowed to run an open campaign and promised honesty and accessibility if elected this fall.

Begich, standing on a downtown Anchorage street corner and flanked by a pair of supporters, gestured at the federal building behind him and said “far too many elected officials” have passed through the courthouse inside as defendants. He pledged financial reporting and accountability that would go “beyond the Senate ethics laws on the books.”

*********UPDATE*********

Per campaign officials: The announcement will be made at 1:00 PM in front of the Federal Courthouse.

I'll be there!

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Julie Hasquet has been mentioning to media sources for the last several days that there will be a "big announcement" from the Begich camp on Monday and Mark will be available for interviews on Tuesday.

Hmmmmm...what could it be? Could there be a major endorsement on the horizon of a...well...national nature?

Inquiring Begich supporters and stalkers (yup, that's you Myster) want to know!

Also, Rasmussen has done another poll on Begich and Stevens:
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that Republican Senator Ted Stevens is trailing by two percentage points in his bid for re-election. Stevens attracts 45% of the vote while Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) earns 47%. A month ago, it was Stevens with 46% support and Begich at 45%.
However, they also say that Obama's standing is at 41% to McCain's 50%, which shows Obama slipping a bit from a month ago. They also have us listed as "Safely Republican" at the time that poll came out...safely Republican? Not even the Republicans believe that!

I question how many unaffiliated voters (the largest group in Alaska) are involved in this poll. ...

Speaking of supporting Begich...It's possible that you may see me sitting with the lovely and talented Myster from "Own the Sidewalk" (NOT pictured here...my bad) at the same table at a Begich breakfast fund-raiser this week! What does it depend on? The @#$% IRS check that was SUPPOSED to be direct-deposited but was mailed instead!!!!!

Everyone pray for the mailman!

4 Comments:

Blogger Myster said...

Except that's not really me -- that's Schawna Thoma from the Begich campaign, who was there to witness firsthand the mayor's gleeful outing of me as his secret Internet stalker.

5/19/2008 12:07 PM  
Anonymous marcus said...

ethics plan for the senate? *sigh*...

at least we do know that next Thursday senator John Tester (the guy with the 1960s football haircut from Montana) will be speaking for Begich at the Hilton. There's something exciting to look forward to!

5/19/2008 1:18 PM  
Blogger CelticDiva said...

Gah...so you are still somewhat secret, Myster!!!!

I hope to be there Thursday, by the way.

5/19/2008 3:33 PM  
Blogger Myster said...

Hooray for the mailman!

5/19/2008 8:33 PM  

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