Senate Races. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii held a fundraiser today for his long time friend, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, the Associated Press reported. Stevens is girding for a tough reelection race this fall, facing a federal investigation in a corruption scandal as well as a strong challenger in Mark Begich, the Democratic mayor of Anchorage. According to Stevens' campaign, the lunch could bring in around $50,000. Inouye, 83, and Stevens, 84, have been friends for decades and call each other "brother." They serve as chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
This article appears in the May 3, 2008 edition of National Journal Daily PM Update.