Here’s GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s recent ad, using Elaina Spraker to attack Sen. Mark Begich on gun rights and on his record of supporting Obama’s judicial nominees. Elaina is an icon in the largely male-dominated hunting world. She’s married to former Board of Game member Ted Spraker, a well-known, outspoken hunting rights advocate in the Kenai. The charge that Begich is anti-gun is a bit of a stretch. He was one of five Democratic Senators to vote against a gun control bill last year, helping to kill it. However, he also voted to confirm Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, both of whom the NRA opposed. Too, generally speaking, Begich has been accommodating to Obama’s bench picks, voting to confirm all but one of Obama’s federal nominees following filibuster reform.
Begich came out with his own more uplifting ad on Monday, where his mother Peggy and wife Deborah debate whether Begich is frugal or cheap.