(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.
This whole thing seemed a little bizzare to me – just consider that Stevens could have been elected but could not vote – if thats not just a little nutz I do not what else might be.
Well Teddy boy, maybe they will give you a top-floor prison cell, poshly renovated courtesy of leftover funds from Caribou Barbie's $150K wardrobe kitty. Enjoy the view of Russia and that bridge to nowhere from the Alaska State Penitentiary.
Oops! No Sarah, at least not for another 6 years! You know what ever is done in the darkness is always brought to the light. He's an old man but he still has to give an accounting of all of his shady ways.
Happy Birthday Mr. Sennnnnatoorrr
does this mean sarah palin palls around with felons?
another evil republican out--when we eliminate all the republicans and the people that think like them and vote for them,then this nation will be at peace and move forward into prosperity.
What's sad is that Stevens lost by only about 1 percentage point, even though he's a convicted felon.
What's wrong with Alaska? Is there something in their water?
even with 60 democraps filibuster proof congress, theres still goin to be some democraps that wont agree with each other and vote with the repubs, SO WHATCHA SAY TO THAT!!! suck on that a one time. plus a democratic congress doesnt last long, history will repeat itself like in the clinton yrs
@Ken in NC
My apologies! Thank you for pointing out the error of my ways.
Let's say good bye to Sarah for at least the next two years...
It makes me feel sooo good.
Now that the Dem's have laid the smack down on the Republicans
the country will be alright.
Stevens still gets a fat pension while he sits in prison. Good for Alaska to finally see the light and not re-elect a corrupt goon that got caught taking bribes from Big Oil.
Glad that's over.
Can you imagine Senator Palin? Ouch!
What's wrong in Alaska, that a felon could almost win the election for senator and an uneducated bully is voted in as governor?
Adam V: Alaska is part of the "pro" or "real" America. Even with W has done to the USA, no less than 46 million voted for McCain-Palin
Seems that a high number of Alaskans would rather vote for a felon than a democrat....or perhaps they voted so a republican could replace Stevens once he was sentenced? my guess is that Mark Begich is replaced by a republican in 4 years.....
Re-count in Minnesota on wednesday?
Solong Sarah Palin.
You folks can say "airhead" or "whack job", but I prefer my friend's word for Sarah Palin: "viper".
In any case, nice to see that the non-felon won in Alaska.
That's one door Palin will not be ploughing through...Thank God!!!
Thanks God that sarah Palin can't run for this senate seat. Hope Al Franken can win Minnesota as well.
I'm proud to be from the Rio Grande Valley. Out of the whole nation our area had the fortitude to stand up to Cheney. However, I know the DA will get torn apart for silly things he has done in the past. I can only hope this is the beginning of more to come.
This scumbag needs an 8 by 10 foot jail cell right next to BUSH CHENEY, Rice and GONZALES..He is rotten to the core...The Republicans own him just like Cunningham and all the rest
At least he didn't murder someone.........in a car.........on a bridge........oh, I forgot Democrats can get away with murder........
Sorry Sarah...don't give up your pole dancing job just yet...6 more years and by then you will probably be with Ted in a jail cell..
Wonderful to hear that justice prevails again in Alaska – two corrupt politicians are now convicted and are both losers – Stevens and Palin.