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November 18, 2008 5:19 PM

Begich defeats Stevens in Alaska Senate race

The Democratic Anchorage mayor widened his lead to 3,724 votes in Tuesday's counting of absentee and questioned ballots. With only 2,500 special absentee ballots left to be counted, Begich was assured of victory — and the Democrats of a 58-seat majority in the Senate, just two shy of a filibuster-proof 60.

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