So, IF Ted Stevens gets re-elected, and IF he gets expelled from the senate, we will have a special election to fill the seat. Any takers?
In an interview today with Wolf Blitzer (I wonder if she had an urge to shoot him from a helicopter?) Sarah Palin said that she feels as though she has a “contract with Alaskans” to continue to serve as governor, but didn’t completely rule out a run for the U.S. Senate if there was an opportunity to do so.
Palin said, speaking of Alaska voters, “if they call an audible on me, and if they say they want me in another position, I’m going to do it. … My life is in God’s hands. If he’s got doors open for me, that I believe are in our state’s best interest, the nation’s best interest, I’m going to go through those doors.”
She also said she would not appoint herself or a member of her family to the vacant senate seat….which is nice, because that would be illegal. (bangs head on desk)
So obviously a lot hangs in the balance in this Senate race – not only another potential Democrat in the Senate, but whether Sarah Palin will gain a foothold in Washington. The first batch of uncounted ballots will be finished tonight. The official count from the Division of Elections has Democrat Mark Begich leading ConvicTed Stevens by THREE votes. There are about 10,000 ballots scheduled to be counted today, and nobody is going home until it’s done. There are about 35,000 more ballots to be counted in the next week.
Ethan Berkowitz has made up a little ground on Republican incumbent Don Young but still trails by 15,710.