Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat running for re-election against Republican Dan Sullivan, has joined a group of several Democrats who won't say whether they voted for President Barack Obama in previous elections.
Begich was walking into a school to attend a campaign event recently when he was asked whether he voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012 by the America Rising PAC.
Begich stayed silent, to which the questioner asked the senator — who has been in office since 2009 — whether he supported how the president is handling the situation with the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.
Begich ignored that question as well and kept walking.
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Begich remained silent until he met with two campaign workers, with whom he briefly chatted as the trio entered the school.
A recent poll
suggested that Alaskans' opposition to Obama is beginning to tip the scales in the Senate race in Sullivan's favor.
Begich's refusal to answer questions about his presidential voting history comes after Alison Lundergan Grimes
, a Democrat running for the Senate in Kentucky, would not reveal her 2008 or 2012 presidential votes when questioned several times.
Grimes, who has served as Kentucky's secretary of state since 2012, is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Another Democratic Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn of Georgia, would not say last week whom she voted for.
Democrat Natalie Tennant
, who is running for a Senate seat in West Virginia, would say only that she voted for "the Democratic Party."
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