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  •  Why discount Ray Metcalfe? (1+ / 0-)
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    As for Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich -- the Democrats' strongest potential candidate in the race, he's still waiting until the spring to announce.

    Mark Begich is the DSCC's courted candidate, for the moment (funny, considering the previous gripes about the DSCC on this same site). We've yet to know if he's the strongest.

    The only Democrat to announce for the seat so far is the man who actually worked to take down Ted Stevens in the first place, Ray Metcalfe. I've seen no polls on Metcalfe yet, but as an outsider to the party, his viability could go up.

    Over the last few years, Ray took a beating in the public eye as a tin-foil-hat-wearing gadfly, but each and every one of the corruption convictions we've seen, and most of the FBI's investigation, stems from Ray's work. He's been vindicated, and has even shown the ties between Begich and one of the land developers implicated in the soup of corruption.

    Anti-corruption sentiment is swinging elections in Alaska at the moment. It's how the Sarah became governor. Ray's work is the reason.

    Don't discount Ray just yet. You might want to get to know a bit more about him, and keep an eye on him as we get closer to the Senatorial elections.

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