Thursday, November 20, 2008

Senator Ted Stevens steps down

Another one bites the dust:

In 2008, a number of Republicans were publicly exposed for campaign and ethics violations.

U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) lost his bid for re-election this week to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, a Democrat, by 3724 votes.

Earlier today, Senator Stevens, a 40 year Senate veteran, delivered a farewell speech on the floor of the Senate during the final hours of the 110th Congress.

Stevens plans to appeal a D.C. Court's decision that he is guilty of 7 felony counts for not properly reporting gifts he received from oil industry officials.

Laurie Kellman's entire story can be read here:

Stevens gives last Senate speech as staffers weep

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