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Baked Alaska

Topic: The Republicans | By CJP | October 27, 2008

  Last week we told you about the Top Ten Senate races to watch, with the Alaska Senate race at #10. That race features 40-year Senate veteran Ted Stevens (R), who is in known in Alaska as “Uncle Ted” and has won re-election six times by more than 66% of the vote.

Moments ago, Sen. Stevens was found guilty on all seven counts of making false statements on his Senate disclosure forms.  He has not yet been sentenced, but no matter the penalty, he can still stand for election and he can still serve in the Senate.  The good news is that the Senate would have to formally remove him from office, something they didn’t even do to Sen. Larry Craig.   The bad news is that looking to Larry Craig for precedent doesn’t seem like a great campaign tactic.  

**UPDATE:  An Alaska law prevents convicted felons from voting if their crimes involved, “moral turpitude.”  An Alaska election official has announced the Sen. Stevens will be allowed to vote in the elections because his trial, specifically the sentencing phase, is not complete.  

Stay tuned, Janes!