‘DUMP BEGICH’ RE-EMERGES, LAUNCHES VIDEO: ‘WHAT WOULD UNCLE TED SAY?’
It’s a wild week of campaigning and the dirty bombs are starting to explode.
Defeat Dunleavy is one of them. It’s a creation of the Democratic Governors Association, which has poured $500,000 into a carpet-bombing ad campaign hitting the airwaves through Nov. 5.
But over at Dunleavy for Alaska, the independent pro-Dunleavy group, they’ve gone smart bomb. The team has purchased the website name of “DefeatDunleavy.com” and launched a spoof website that features Hillary Clinton alongside Mark Begich, and such admonitions as:
Help Hillary Clinton, Mark Begich, and Outside Interests take back Alaska, shut down pesky development, and create exciting new taxes on Alaskans!
Hillary Clinton was so unpopular in Alaska that many Democrats just sat out the 2016 election rather than vote for her. Recently, she endorsed Mark Begich for governor, which may have done him a disservice.
Check out the pro-Dunleavy group’s caper here:
Meanwhile, DumpBegich.com, a website that dates back to 2014, has launched a new spoof video with an incredibly true-to-life voice actor depicting the late Sen. Ted Stevens in heaven, telling the late Gov. Wally Hickel to get his mitts out of the tackle box, and telling everyone back on earth to vote for Mike Dunleavy.
The creator of DumpBegich.com remains a mystery.
Begich challenged Stevens in 2008 and won with the help of an illegal effort launched by the U.S. Department of Justice. Later, the charges against Stevens would be dropped entirely. He died in a plane crash in 2010.
See the DumpBegich site here, filled with archived material from 2014: