Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Alaskan Road To Ruin

Alaska Senator Ted Stevens has been indicted on seven counts of failing to report more than $250,000 in gifts and has resigned from two committees, stepping down as ranking member of both the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Now, Ted Stevens' Senate seat is in serious jeopardy. His indictment might not only hurt his chances of being re-elected, but also squash the GOP hopes for a gaining back a majority in the Senate.

How did Ted Stevens get from the Bridge to Nowhere to the Road to Ruin? Let Kate Klonick give you a guided tour:

The Ted Stevens' Road to Ruin

We've had a lot of coverage today at TPMmuckraker on the freshly indicted Sen. Ted Stevens (R), but we've actually been following Uncle Ted and his son, Ben, here at TPMm for more than a year.

So for the benefit of our readers we thought we'd wrap it up into one neat little package so you can see how an 84 year-old U.S. Senator can go from free gas grills to federal indictment.

Ladies and gentleman, we present:

The Ted Stevens' Road to Ruin, the ultimate in Ted Stevens' timelines.

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