Stevens survives primaries


The scandal-plagued re-election campaign of Senate Commerce Committee stalwart Ted Stevens (R-AK) will steam into November. Despite facing a 9/22/08 court date over $250K in unreported gifts/favors, he easily brushed aside six also-rans in Tuesday’s Alaska primaries with a convincing 63% of the vote. He now goes on to face Anchorage mayor Mark Begich (D-AK) in the general election.