Young takes issue with Begich claims of credit


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.