Democrat Mark Begich Beats Ted Stevens for Alaska Senate Seat

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Bringing the Democratic majority in the Senate up to 58, Mark Begich was declared the winner of the Alaska Senate race over 40-year incumbent (and recently convicted felon for corruption) Ted Stevens. The final vote difference was 3,724. Still outstanding are the Senate races in Minnesota, where they are awaiting a recount, and Georgia, where there will be a runoff in December. [Politico]