Alaska Weighs Stevens Indictment He's known as "Uncle Ted" in Alaska, the longest-serving Republican Senator in Congress and a dominant figure in Alaska politics for than half a century. After his indictment Tuesday by a grand jury, Sen. Ted Stevens' political future is in doubt.
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Alaska Weighs Stevens Indictment

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Alaska Weighs Stevens Indictment

Alaska Weighs Stevens Indictment

Alaska Weighs Stevens Indictment

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Sen. Ted Stevens is followed by the media as he leaves a hearing on Capitol Hill on July 30. The Republican from Alaska was indicted on July 29. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Ted Stevens is followed by the media as he leaves a hearing on Capitol Hill on July 30. The Republican from Alaska was indicted on July 29.

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He's known as "Uncle Ted" in Alaska, the longest-serving Republican Senator in Congress and a dominant figure in Alaska politics for than half a century. After his indictment Tuesday by a grand jury, Sen. Ted Stevens' political future is in doubt.

The nation's longest-serving Republican is facing seven felony counts. He is accused of concealing more than $250,000 in gifts from an oil contractor. But he says he never knowingly submitted a false financial disclosure form.