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Alaska's New Dem Senator: Don't Put Stevens In Jail

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Mark Begich, Alaska's incoming senator, knocked off Ted Stevens largely because of the senator's corruption conviction. But now Begich has a message for the judge in the Steven's trial: Don't throw Uncle Ted in jail.

While Begich stopped short of saying Stevens should be pardoned by President Bush, the mayor of Anchorage and soon-to-be senator said putting the 85-year-old in the slammer would be "wrong."

"I think for an 85-year-old man to serve time in jail, that's not the appropriate thing to do," Begich said in an interview with Politico. "There are some real bad characters in there. There are sex offenders and people convicted of doing some pretty terrible things.

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