October 28, 2008-Alaska Republican Senator Ted Stevens was found guilty on Monday for violation of federal ethics laws. The 40 year Alaskan political veteran knowingly failed to report on Senate disclosure forms the receipt of some $250,000 in repairs and gifts to renovate his Girdwood, Alaska home. The Senator continues to maintain his innocence and is continuing his reelection campaign for his seventh full Senate term on November 4, 2008. He is asking voters to stand with him on the upcoming election day.
Senator Stevens has served the state of Alaska for over four decades. He served in the Eisenhower administration within the Department of Interior and went on to become a strong voice in the Alaskan State Senate. He has used his influence and tenure for six terms by serving on the Appropriations Committee funneling some billions of federal funding to the last frontier state.
The 7 felony count guilty verdict may have a national affect with the upcoming elections on “Super Tuesday” next week. If Republican Senator Ted Stevens loses his senate seat the Democrats may attain a filibuster-proof majority of at least 60 votes. The last few days of the presidential electoral race between Democratic Senator Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain are closing in and our political and economic systems hang in the balance.
Election campaign reporter Heather L. Ryan for JusticeNewsFlash a legal news distribution network covering stories relating to voters’ rights, federal verdicts, national, state and local presidential and Senate campaign information, and victims rights litigation.