Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2015
Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014] leaves office as Senator from Alaska.
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Former Senator from Alaska, Democrat
Begich, a Democrat, was a senator from Alaska from 2009 to 2014.
Our unique analysis of the bills Begich sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Begich is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Begich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Health (13%) Taxation (11%) Energy (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Education (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)
Some of Begich’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2009 to Dec 2014, Begich missed 80 of 1,839 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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