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Another Alaska lawmaker in hot water: Rep. Don Young (Sen. Ted Stevens has had some of his dealings with the Veco corporation investigated and several state congressmen have been implicated in a corruption scandal). Young is in trouble on a number of fronts. He has ties to Abramoff, and his earmarking practices suggest he's rewarding big donors for filling his campaign coffers.

Alaska, meanwhile, has seen introduction of Clean Elections public financing packages both in the legislature and for consideration on the ballot -- perhaps the increasingly dark cloud under which their state lawmakers are laboring will raise the profile of this issue and the chances for Clean Elections progress.