Archive for the 'Alaska 08' Category

Begich Forms Exploratory Committee

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich announced the formation of an exploratory committee, which would enable him to begin fundraising for a bid against corrupt Sen. Ted Stevens.  Begich hes led in at least one poll, though I expect that new polls in the next couple of weeks will show a tighter race.  Either way, it is […]

Sen. Corruption Files for Reelection

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Sen. Ted Stevens, one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington (and that’s saying something), has filed for reelection.  Stevens, whose retirement would all but ensure that the GOP would hold the seat, instead decided to let his lion-sized ego get in the way of prudent politics.  Stevens is the target of a federal invesitgation […]

Stevens Challenger Steps Up

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Former state Rep. David Cuddy has decided to challenge Sen. Ted Stevens again.  Cuddy ran against Stevens in 1996 but failed to make the race close.  Cuddy had hoped to get the support of the Club for Growth, but says that it is unlikely to support him due to his support for public financing of campaigns.
Cuddy […]

Another Reason to Replace Ted Stevens

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Stevens: 41
Begich: 47
This poll was commissioned by DailyKos, so adjust accordingly.  Even so, these are disastrous numbers for someone who has been in the Senate for nearly four decades.  Stevens’ scandals have clearly made him the most vulnerable Republican running this cycle.  Like his counterpart Don Young, Ted Stevens is far too scandal-tainted to represent […]

Senator Corruption Loses His Cool

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

If Ted Stevens is going to get the Republican nomination for Senate next year, we’re going to have quite a bit of this to look forward to.  Senator Corruption was none too happy about being asked about his ties to VECO during an interview this week.
“It was about the investigation. I’m not going into the […]

Uncle Ted Does It Again

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) call each other “brother,” and that brotherly relationship is paying off in defense earmarks worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Stevens, the longest-serving Senate Republican, has secured $194 million in earmarks, while Inouye can boast of earmarks totaling $203.6 million, according to a database compiled by watchdog organization […]

Popular Palin Pummels Past Pro-Tem

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

According to a poll released by the Club for Growth, Gov. Sarah Palin, who is about as popular as Jesus in her home state, leads the former Senate President Pro-Tempore Ted Stevens 56-39 in a hypothetical primary match-up.  The poll comes on the heels of Palin calling on Stevens to respond to accusations of bribery […]

Ted Stevens Must Retire

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

First there were rumors.  Then Stevens’ house was raided by the FBI.  Now, former Veco Chairman Bill Allen has said under oath that his company, who benefitted from several of Sen. Ted Stevens’ pork projects, provided labor and materials for improvements on the Senator’s home.  These statements provide the clearest evidence to date that the […]

Where Principle and Pragmatism Converge

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Alaska state Rep. Mike Kelly has written a letter to the editor calling on Senator Ted Stevens, among others, to announce their retirements in light of recent scandals.  He does not delve into the details of the scandals surrounding those toward whom the letter is directed, but he does make it clear that they no […]

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

A day after his home was raided by the FBI and the IRS, Sen. Ted Stevens threatened to place a hold on Senate ethics legislation.  While the legislation is seriously flawed in that it does not include true earmark reform, Sen. Stevens should have absolutely nothing to say about ethics.  If he had any integrity […]