Congratulations to Politico for correcting a major error about the Ted Stevens case. The insidery Capitol Hill publication wrote yesterday in a story that:
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) lost his seat amid a campaign finance scandal, and has since passed away.
This is wrong. Brendan Sullivan, the chief defense counsel for Ted Stevens, asserted in his closing argument that it was potential charges involving campaign finance violations that the Senator was worried about in FBI-monitored telephone calls with cooperating witness Bill Allen. The actual indictment, however, charged seven counts of failure to disclose gifts and/or liabilities under the Ethics in Government Act.
I was happy to see that today the article has been corrected to simply say that Ted Stevens was defeated in 2008.