Begich Pushes Back on Health Care Ad

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's campaign is pushing back against an ad featuring a woman who speaks of Begich like he's her senator when she's actually an actress.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's campaign is pushing back against an ad featuring a woman who speaks of Begich like he's her senator when she's actually an actress. Campaign manager Susanne Fleek-Green called the ad a "phony attempt to snooker Alaskans."

Americans for Prosperity has launched ads targeting Begich and other Democrats over the federal health care law. The group began with money from billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch.

The woman in the Alaska ad says she trusted President Obama and Begich on the health care law but now "millions are losing their health care." Viewers are told to call Begich and "stop Obamacare."

Begich faces re-election next year. Republicans have seen winning his seat as critical to their efforts to reclaim the Senate.