It’s All Over for Stevens
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
Ted Stevens will not be returning to work in the Senate after surviving there longer than any Republican ever. The convicted felon lost his re-election battle with Democrat Mark Begich by a few thousand votes after leading on election night. The news came on his Stevens’ birthday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has lost his bid for a seventh term. The longest-serving Republican in the history of the Senate trailed Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich by 3,724 votes after Tuesday’s count. That’s an insurmountable lead with only about 2,500 overseas ballots left to be counted.
Stevens was convicted last month on seven felony counts for failing to disclose more than $250,000 in gifts.