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Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi Running for US Senate

Robert Ransdell plans mainstream radio spots for Kentucky race

(Newser) - November's Senate race in Kentucky is between Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. But write-in candidate Robert Ransdell is now making headlines because he happens to be a neo-Nazi who runs on the slogan, "With Jews We Lose," reports the Courier-Journal . Ransdell isn't content... More »

Joe Miller Fights to Keep Alaska Race Alive

Republican seeks to stop election from being certified

(Newser) - The state Republican Party has asked him to concede, but Joe Miller's not ready to call it quits—even though he'd be thousands of votes behind even if he won every challenge to the write-in ballots. The GOP Senate candidate has asked a federal judge for an injunction stopping officials... More »

Early Results Good News for Lisa Murkowski

She gets 89% of first 7,638 ballots without a challenge

(Newser) - It might take Alaskan officials five days to count the 92,000 write-in ballots, but the first small sample bodes well for Lisa Murkowski. Of 7,638 ballots counted, the incumbent senator got 6,804 of them (89%) without a hitch—meaning voters spelled her name correctly. Another 678 are... More »

Bad Spelling Could Swing Alaska Senate Race

Murkowski, Miller legal teams brace for court fight

(Newser) - "Murkowski" is one of the best-known names in Alaskan politics and the fate of the state's Senate race may depend on how well Alaskans can spell it. Election workers will begin examining thousands of write-in ballots today, and while results suggest that Lisa Murkowski is on the way to... More »

Alaska Senate Battle Could Take Weeks to Resolve

Lisa Murkowski write-in campaign makes things hairy

(Newser) - Thanks to Lisa Murkowski’s write-in campaign, it could be weeks before the result of Alaska’s election is clear. And depending on how races in the Lower 48 play out, that could mean weeks of nail-biting before we know which party controls the Senate, the New York Times reports.... More »

Longshot Murkowski a Write-In With an Actual Shot

Meet the Senate's new 'maverick' candidate

(Newser) - If history is any indication, Lisa Murkowski has a snowball's chance in hell of keeping her seat: The only write-in candidate ever elected to the US Senate was Strom Thurmond, in 1954. Which makes it fairly remarkable that plenty of people—from analysts to Alaska Republicans—think she could pull... More »

Can Murkowski Win as a Write-In? Yes

Nate Silver: Alaska senator has a decent chance

(Newser) - Lisa Murkowski's decision to try to keep her Senate seat in Alaska via a write-in campaign begs the question: Can she win? "Sure she can," writes Nate Silver at his FiveThirtyEight blog in the New York Times. She's got the name recognition and the money, and a write-in... More »

Murkowski Will Run as Write-In

Alaska Republican fell to Tea Partier in primary

(Newser) - Lisa Murkowski, upset in the Alaska Republican primary by a Tea Party rival, will run for re-election to the US Senate as a write-in candidate, sources tell CNN . Speculation has swirled since Joe Miller toppled Murkowski last month, but her staff has been coy about her plans. Until today, that... More »

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