Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is out with a new radio ad attacking his opponents for opposing abortion rights, a play for female voters in the libertarian-leaning state.
"Alaskans should be able to make decisions for themselves," Begich says in the ad.
The ad also attacks Sullivan, the GOP front-runner and former Bush administration official, and Treadwell, the state's lieutenant governor, for opposing an increase to the minimum wage and for the outside group spending that has come in to attack Begich.
It's unusual for red-state Democrats to go on the attack against their Republican opponents for opposing abortion. But Alaska has a strong libertarian streak and a long history of electing politicians who support abortion rights — including Republicans like Sen. Lisa Murkowski.