As the Washington Post reports, Alaska's junior senator, Democrat Mark Begich, is scraping the bottom of the proverbial barrel with arguments as to why he should be re-elected. In short, he promises to be "a thorn in (President Obama's) ass."
The Post takes a bit of a jab at Begich: "In the Senate, Begich is a junior figure, moving through the chamber’s power structure at the speed of a mastodon trapped in a glacier. Over five years, just one of his bills has been passed into law. It renamed a courthouse in Anchorage."