AK-Sen.:Possible Challenge to Ted Stevens
It seems ethical problems and a close affiliation with the Corrupt Bastards Club, have conspired to quite possibly bring an end to the lengthy tenure of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, long coveted by Democratic party leaders in Washington, D.C. is forming an exploratory committee to look into his viability in the race.
Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich said Wednesday he will form an exploratory committee to look into whether he should run for the Senate seat held by Ted Stevens.
Begich said at a news conference that he will make a final decision well before the June 1 deadline.
He said forming the committee will allow him to raise funds and talk to Alaskans, to see if they think it's time for a change of leadership.
Begich has been courted by the top Democratic leaders to challenge Stevens, who is being investigated by federal authorities in connection with a home remodeling project. Stevens is the nation's longest serving Republican senator.
Where I live, in Washington state, we have a big interest in seeing Stevens fade into the tundra. It wasn't so long ago that Stevens was feuding with our Senator Maria Cantwell, and threatening to send more oil tankers into Puget Sound.
Stevens' Puget Sound bill would have repealed the Magnuson Amendment of 1977, named after the late Sen. Warren Magnuson, a Democrat and leader on environmental matters. The amendment seeks to protect the Puget Sound from oil spills by restricting the tanker traffic that supplies state refineries.
Not surprisingly, Ted Stevens is all for drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
If there's one thing the election of 2008 is showing us, it's that this election will be about the politics of the future versus the politics of the past.
Ted Stevens is the past. His days are numbered. Mark Begich is the future. So if you've got some spare change laying around, please consider contributing to the Ted Stevens Retirement Fund.
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Posted by: polzoo | Mar 9, 2008 1:15:50 PM
I didn't realize Ted Stevens was doing such horrible things. I might donate to his retirement fund.
Posted by: Warburton's, INC | Sep 1, 2010 1:51:42 PM
Thank you for this article! I feel that you had some very strong and valid points. Personally, I feel that the white house could use some home remodeling but, that isn't my call to make. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your sources from?
Posted by: Shyloh Home Remodeling | Mar 3, 2011 8:27:38 AM
Could you remind me exactly what it was that caused him to be investigated? All I no is that I has to do with home remodeling like your article said, but I would like to know more if you would. Thanks!
Posted by: Rick | May 16, 2011 7:09:51 AM
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