From the Wall Street Journal:
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has been found guilty of lying about receiving gifts. Stevens, 84 years old, was charged with lying on financial documents to conceal $250,000 in home renovations and other gifts he received from oil services contractor VECO Corp. Stevens has steadfastly maintained his innocence and had hoped to obtain a jury verdict before Election Day. The 40-year Senate veteran is facing a tough re-election challenge from Democrat Mark Begich, the mayor of Anchorage.
Republicans should have pressured Steven to resign months ago… They didn’t and now a seat that we can’t afford to lose is sure to go to the democrats.