Begich Statement on Sen. Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich released the following statement after Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded the primary race for the Republican Party nominee for the U.S. Senate:
"Senator Murkowski has served the citizens of Alaska with great energy and considerable grace, always putting Alaska first. While we served together in the U.S. Senate for almost two years from different political parties, we agreed on Alaska issues nearly 99 percent of the time.
"She has been my friend for many years, and for the past nearly two years we have worked together on behalf of Alaska. When I was first elected, she and her staff were eager to help me and my staff navigate the complexities of the U.S. Senate, and we were grateful for their assistance.
"I join Alaskans across this state in thanking Senator Murkowski for her service, and as she said in her speech tonight, I know she will continue to work on behalf of Alaska when she returns home."