Alaska Democratic Party Calls
on Sen. Stevens To Answer Questions
April 12, 2008
Anchorage, Alaska - The Alaska Democratic Party challenged Sen.
Ted Stevens yesterday to answer questions about his role in the
Republican corruption scandal, and invited him to point out specific
items on the Democrats website that are inaccurate or distort
On Thursday, Stevens asked Mark Begich to request that the Democratic
Party to take down its web site, claiming it "smears and
distorts" his record. RetireTed.com reveals some of the
many ways Senator Stevens, who is under federal investigation
for corruption, has misused his public office.
"If anything on RetireTed.com
is inaccurate, Sen. Stevens can point that out and we will correct
it," said Alaska Democratic Party Chair Patti Higgins.
"Alaskans have a lot of
unanswered questions about Ted Stevens' record and behavior,"
Higgins said. "Alaskans know that Bill Allen of Veco testified
that he illegally paid to remodel Ted Stevens' home. Alaskans
deserve an explanation. Alaskans have questions of their U.S.
Senator that deserve answers. How much has he spent on legal
fees and who is paying them? What is the purpose of Ted Stevens'
North to the Future Foundation and what has happened to the $2.8
million dollars it has raised?"
points out a number of questions that the public and press have
raised against Ted Stevens. The site points to documented information
that is sited. If there are specific issues that Ted Stevens
will disclose information on and prove are inaccurate, we would
be happy to amend the site," Higgins said.
Sen. Stevens is under investigation
for allegedly steering federal contracts to VECO, a company at
the heart of Alaska's Republican corruption scandal. The FBI
is investigating whether Sen. Stevens had a role in arranging
VECO's big government contract with the National Science Foundation.
"Ted is under a cloud of suspicion and that is hurting his
effectiveness, Higgins said.
"The worse of it is, the legitimacy of Alaska's needs may
be disbelieved in Washington because our chief spokesperson has
lost credibility and trust. It's time to retire Sen. Stevens,"
Higgins said. "Alaskans need an ethically attuned Senator
who can inspire the trust of colleagues and constituents."
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