Thursday, June 7, 2007

Alaska Republican Senator Is In Deep Trouble

Remember Ted Stevens, the man who called the internet a series of tubes, is responsible for the 223 million dollar bridge to nowhere, and threw a juvenile hissy fit on the Senate floor, when other Senators tried to defund his pet pork projects? Well, already under ivestigation by the FBI for having had his house remodeled, for free, by a contractor, he's now pushing for a federal earmark for his son's employer.

TPM Muckraker has the story:
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) wants to make sure an earmark left over from 2005 gets to the right oil company – the one that employs his son, former Alaska Senate President Ben Stevens.

Roll Call (sub. req.) has the story today on the $2 million that is supposed to help a subsidiary of SEMCO Energy to study the feasibility of a pipeline in Alaska.
Another Senate seat the Democrats might be looking at winning, in 2008...

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