ALASKA SENATE ELECTION 2014: Dan Sullivan (R) – Incumbent Mark Begich (D) … Sullivan Defeats Begich 49% – 46%, GOP Picks Up Another Seat, GOP+8)
The US Senate race has finally been called in Alaska, Republican challenger Dan Sullivan defeats incumbent Democrat Mark Begich … Republicans now +8 for the midterm election.
And the wins keep on coming for the Republican party even after the 2014 November 4th midterm elections, GOP challenger Dan Sullivan declared winner is Alaska. Many pundits thought that Alaska could be the deciding battleground state that could swing the control of power in the US Senate one way or the other. As it turned out, it was just some icing on the cake. The GOP won control of the US Senate for sure on election eve when Republican challenger Thom Tillis defeated incumbent Kay Hagen in NC. Now with the Alaska win by the GOP, they have a net +8 pickup in the Senate. This added to the House pickups by the GOP and even governorships, when it was expected the GOP would lose them. But of course Nancy Pelosi says, this was not a wave election. I guess San Fran Nan will also tell us that she doesn’t use Botox.
Next up, the Senate run off in Louisiana between Republican challenger Bill Cassidy and Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu. The magic 8-Ball says all signs point to a Cassidy victory and a potential net +9 for the GOP.
Republican candidate Dan Sullivan defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Wednesday.
The win gives the GOP eight Senate pickups in the midterm elections. The party is also seeking a ninth seat in Louisiana’s runoff in December.
Sullivan ran a confident campaign, ignoring the debate schedule Begich established and setting his own terms.
He pledged to fight federal overreach, talked about energy independence and at seemingly every opportunity, sought to tie Begich to President Barack Obama and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who are unpopular in Alaska.
Begich complained that Sullivan offered little in the way of proposals for what he would do as senator.
Earlier Tuesday, election workers began counting absentee ballots and early indications were Sullivan maintained an 8,100 vote advantage over Begich. It proved to be true later that night.