ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska
has filed a statement of candidacy for the 2014 election, but an
aide cautions against reading too much into the move.
Campaign treasurer Tim McKeever says the filing does not mean
Stevens has decided to seek re-election. He says it simply was done
to accept donations that came into the campaign after the November
Stevens lost to Democrat Mark Begich days after being convicted
of lying on Senate disclosure forms, but the conviction was vacated
this week because of prosecutorial misconduct.
Begich wasn't declared the winner until two weeks after Election
McKeever says federal election laws require donations received
after Nov. 4 to count toward a future election.
If Stevens were to run, the 2014 election would look very much
like the 2008 race. Begich says he intends to seek re-electi