Begich: Palin ‘Disconnected’ From Alaska, Not A Threat In Senate Race


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is not a serious threat to Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) in the 2014 senate race because she is so “disconnected” from the state, the incumbent told the Huffington Post in an interview published Monday.

“She would be a formidable opponent in the Republican [primary], but I have no worry or fear of her,” Begich told the Huffington Post. “I think she is so disconnected from Alaska now that I’m not sure she even knows what’s going on.”

Begich isn’t positive Palin is a resident of Alaska anymore.

“I’m not even sure if she still lives in the state,” he said.

Begich faces an uphill battle in his re-election campaign — he has already been hit with multiple conservative attack ads and has multiple Republican challengers.

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