Begich made it clear that highlighting his Anchorage roots and touting a relentless focus on state interests are vital to his re-election in a state the president lost by 13 points.
Despite Obamaís shrinking margin of defeat, Moore said there is no evidence of an increase in Alaska Democrats. Independent voters account for about 53 percent of the electorate, followed by Republicans with 28 percent and Democrats with less than 15 percent.
ďI donít think the state is getting any easier,Ē Moore said.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.