Sarah Palin Won't Replace Ted Stevens in the Senate

Insiders say Ted Stevens wants to remain a senator while appealing his case.

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If you've heard it, then forget the speculation that Sen. Ted Stevens wants to repair his name by getting re-elected despite a corruption scandal and then resign to pave the way for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to take over. Washington insiders have been expecting Stevens to step aside, satisfied that winning re-election alone was enough to restore his reputation. But now longtime allies say he wants to remain a senator while appealing the case.