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So Long, Stevens

November 18, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

The Associated Press has called the Alaska Senate race:

>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, narrowly lost his re-election bid Tuesday, marking the downfall of a Washington political power and Alaska icon who couldn’t survive a conviction on federal corruption charges. His defeat by Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich moves Senate Democrats within two seats of a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority.

Stevens last month was found guilty of seven felony charges of failing to disclose more than $250,000 in gifts he received from an Alaskan oil company.

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