Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is drawing praise from across the aisle from one of Alaska's top Republicans.
Rep. Don Young (R), the state's lone congressman, praised the work Begich has done as senator.
"Mark's done a great job of, very frankly, representing people. He's not always on my page, that's for sure, but he's done a good job," Young told The Hill on Wednesday.
Young, the longest-serving House Republican, said he expected Begich to face a tough race, however, due to some of his votes for Democratic priorities.
Begich is a top GOP target in the heavily Republican state.
A trio of Republicans are vying for the nomination to run against him: Former Alaska Department of Natural Resources Dan Sullivan (R), Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell (R) and Tea Party favorite and 2010 Senate nominee Joe Miller (R).