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Begich doesn’t support a carbon tax

By Associated Press 10:44 AM March 4, 2014

That claim stems from a 2010 letter that Begich signed, along with 11 other senators.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Mark Begich says he does not support a tax on greenhouse gas emissions known as a carbon tax.

The conservative group last month began running an ad that said Begich is on record supporting a carbon tax and urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make it a priority. That claim stemmed from a 2010 letter Begich signed with 11 other senators.

Begich said he doesn’t support a carbon tax. Two fact check organizations found the ad distorts or exaggerates Begich’s position.

Charles Koch and David Koch back Americans for Prosperity and are leaders of Koch Industries Inc., which recently announced plans to close the Flint Hills refinery at North Pole.

Begich’s campaign in its ad refers to them as “billionaire outsiders” who turned their backs on Alaska.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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