Ted Stevens for Governor of Alaska?
Sarah Palin's resignation will give other youthful politicians a chance to shine in Alaska politics. People like, oh, Ted Stevens? From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: ...
Sarah Palin's resignation will give other youthful politicians a chance to shine in Alaska politics. People like, oh, Ted Stevens? From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:Stevens was convicted on federal charges last year and barely lost his seat to Democrat Mark Begich in November's election.
But the U.S. Justice Department, under new Attorney General Eric Holder, confessed to prosecutorial misconduct and Stevens' conviction was overturned.
In private conversations with Democratic operatives Friday, Begich was suggesting that Stevens might run next year for the office being vacated by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who said Friday she'll resign at the end of the month.
I doubt that Stevens, age 85, will run, though stranger things have happened (in fact, stranger things have happened in Alaska in the last week). What's clear is that soon-to-be governor Sean Parnell won't have an easy time winning a full term, as reflected by the long list of candidates -- both Democrats and Republicans -- considering the race.
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