Looks like Sarah Palin agrees with the Alaska GOP: The Anchorage Daily News reports
Gov. Sarah Palin and the head of the Alaska Republican Party said Thursday that Sen. Mark Begich should give his Senate seat up to a special election now that prosecutors have abandoned their case against Ted Stevens. "Alaskans deserve to have a fair election not tainted by some announcement that one of the candidates was convicted fairly of seven felonies, when in fact it wasn't a fair conviction," Palin said in a Thursday interview with the Daily News.
Yesterday, Alaska GOP chair Randy Ruedrich called for Sen. Mark Begich to step down, and for a special election to be called, in light of the Justice Department's decision to drop the charges against Ted Stevens, who Begich, a Democrat, narrowly beat last fall in the U.S. Senate race.
Begich responded with a statement saying he'd be sticking around, thank you very much.