"Sen. Stevens: I'm innocent and not convicted
(CNN) -- Despite his felony conviction this week for filing false U.S. Senate financial disclosure forms, Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska insisted he was innocent and vowed not to step down.
"I have not been convicted of anything," he maintained during a Thursday night debate in Anchorage, only days before Tuesday's election. "I'm not going to step down. I have not been convicted. I have a case pending against me, and probably the worse case of prosecutorial ... misconduct by the prosecutors that is known," Stevens said.--MORE