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Stevens GOP Expulsion Vote Cancelled

The GOP conference won't vote on Ted Stevens' expulsion today, pending the resolution of the Alaska count - which now favors his Democratic opponent Mark Begich.

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who has pushed hardest for Stevens' expulsion, says he has the votes to eject the Alaska Republican -- but will wait for the results from Anchorage, which could come as soon as today.

An smiling, upbeat Stephens walked into the Mansfield Room of the Capitol telling reporters he had "no idea" if he'd survive the day, adding that he wasn't nervous.

Asked what he'd tell his colleagues, Stevens, who was convicted on seven federal corruption counts last month, said: "the truth."

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