(CNN) - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the Republican lawmaker convicted on felony corruption charges in October, appears to have lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Mark Begich, according to a release from Begich's campaign and unofficial results from state officials.
The statement and results Tuesday come two weeks after the election, after absentee ballots were counted.
With 100 percent of Alaska's precincts reporting, Begich, the mayor of Anchorage, had roughly 47.7 percent of the vote, compared with about 46.6 percent for Stevens, according to unofficial results posted on the Alaska Secretary of State's Web site.
He appears to have bested Stevens by 3,724 votes, according to the posted results.
Thank god! This whole idea is retarded! Stevens can't VOTE but he can be a SENATOR?!!?
I guess they couldn't steal this one.
Woops, guess that pretty much puts the nail in Failin Palin's ambition of becoming a senator so that she can set herself up to run in 2012 easily doesn't it. :-)
Good news. We get another D in the Senate, we remove a felon from the Senate, and we avoid putting a right wing whack job in the Senate (yeah, Sarah, I mean you).
That mesns Sarah Palin won't be running for that Senate seat. The means she has to remain Alaska's Governor for the next 2 years..
Good. Now Stevens can get on with the important business of picking out curtains for his prison cell.
Only 2 more to go.
Now, if someone could just nail Miss Wasilla '82 for something...
Oh wait a sec! I forgot! You can't vote if you're a felon, but you can be in the Senate, so even that wouldn't necessarily get rid of her.
58 and counting...
ENOUGH OF THE SAME OLE SAME.
Welcome down to the lower 48 and stay awhile but do right. Yo' 'ear?
Good deal! That takes care of at least 3 little items. Not having to waste time in the Senate on Stevens; the Dems get another seat; and Ms. Wasilla can stay where she is. Sounds good to me.
are we nearing the "magical 60?!"
way to go alaska!!!!!!! that makes 58 and 2 more to go!!!!
i am happy now that sara palin will not be able to appoint herself senator !!!!!!!!!!! palin is scarey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@ PETER (CA )
Peter you should not refer to Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as a "Whack Job". You should know that "AIRHEADS" have not yet reached the level of "WHACK JOBS".
Uh oh Sara Palin, now what? No "shout outs" from Congressional floor for you1
From Senator to JAIL BIRD and atill serving the government.
Yeah! Good riddins to bad rubbish, and take your pal Palin with ya!
And then there were 2.
Yey! Good riddins to bad rubbish, and take your pal Palin with ya! Go dems!
I can't believe that Ted Stevens came this close.
This gives Democrat 58 seats in the senate. I think they will stop there. Georgia is too hard for democrats period and Coleman holds a slight advantage in Minnesota.
I am a bit confused. A convicted felon is not in prison.
...how is this?
How has a convicted felon been allowed to remain in pubic office or anywhere where they could have influence over anything for so long!?
Poor Ted. And on his birthday too.
He ends his legacy as a convicted felon.
How scary is it too just barely sneak in a win when you are running against a convicted felon.
There's clearly something in the air or water up their in Alaska. It shouldn't have even been close... HE'S A SEVEN-TIME CONVICTED FELON!
But President Obama seems to be getting closer and closer to his MAgic 60... with two races still yet to be called.