Young takes issue with Begich claims of credit

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

U.S. Rep. Don Young says Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is taking credit for things Alaska's congressional delegation accomplished together.

The Republican Young is shown in a video orchestrated by political consultant Art Hackney. Hackney is a strategist for the Karl Rove-affiliated American Crossroads, which is running ads against Begich as he seeks re-election.

Hackney tells reporters the video and his work with American Crossroads are "two different things."

He says the idea for a video arose after Young indicated he was frustrated by Begich taking credit for certain projects in recent ads.

A Begich spokesman says the campaign is happy with its ads and their content.

Earlier this year, Young praised Begich in a Washington, D.C. publication for doing a "great job" of representing the people.