Stevens/Begich in Alaska - U.S. Senate, Alaska
Talk about pedigree: The main picture on Incumbent Ted Stevens’ Web site shows him as a young man with then-President Dwight Eisenhower. Stevens has been in the Senate for 40 years, almost as long as Alaska has been a state. But being convicted on seven of seven felony counts a week before the election takes the wind out of the sails of the SS Pedigree. Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, the Democratic challenger, stands to benefit from Stevens’ legal woes. Begich calls Alaska “ground zero” for global warming but favors drilling in ANWR.