Begich Widens Lead Over Ted Stevens To Over 1,000 Votes

12/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Democrat Mark Begich now leads Sen. Ted Stevens (R) by just over 1,000 votes with more than 90 percent of the total ballots now counted in the high-profile Alaska Senate race.

The Alaska Division of Elections counted another 14,500 votes on Friday and Begich's lead increased from 841 before the day started to 1,022 when the counting ended.

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