Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, sounding very much like a candidate, is forming an exploratory committee and will test how much support exists for him to challenge Ted Stevens for the U.S. Senate.
"Over the next few months I'll visit communities all across this state and ask them do they think it's time for change in Washington, D.C.," Begich said.
Begich, a 45-year-old Democrat, said he would make a final decision on whether to run well before the June 1 filing deadline. He said the exploratory committee would allow him to raise funds from donors to travel and hear what Alaskans think about the issues.
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