Sarah Palin "quit on Alaska" as governor and " has lost touch" with her home state, Sen. Mark Begich told POLITICO.
The Democratic senator said Palin, who said Tuesday she's considering challenging him for his seat in 2014, might not even be a resident of Alaska and is someone he won't take seriously unless she emerges from a competitive Republican primary.
"I don't know if she's a resident. She's been away from Alaska a lot and has probably lost touch with what's going on. She should go to my webpage," Begich said. "Most Alaskans I see on a pretty regular basis, but I haven't seen her for a long time."
During an interview Wednesday with POLITICO, Begich questioned four times whether Palin is even a resident of the state she once governed and said his campaign won't go on the offensive against Palin unless she can handle Joe Miller and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell in a primary.