Alaska Senate race

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Here's Palin's 'Corrupt Bastards' Tape

Voicemail features voices talking about how to bring Joe Miller Down

(Newser) - Sarah Palin took to the airwaves and the Internet today to rail against a tape that allegedly shows workers for an Alaskan CBS affiliate plotting how to portray Joe Miller negatively. The tape, a voicemail a KTVA news producer inadvertently left for a Miller campaign spokesman, features voices talking about...

Miller Admitted Lying About Ethics Breach

Documents released from 2008 incident include mea culpa

(Newser) - Joe Miller used local government computers for political purposes and lied about it while employed as a Fairbanks North Star Borough attorney in 2008, according to documents just released by court order . “I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied...

Murkowski: A Frontrunner Who's Not on the Ballot

Write-in campaign going well

(Newser) - Lisa Murkowski isn’t on the ballot in Alaska, but she sure looks like the frontrunner—and that’s how she’s being treated, according to the New York Times . Though reliable polls are hard to find in the sparsely-populated state, Alaskan analysts say the incumbent has a strong chance....

Release Joe Miller's Personnel File: Judge

Details murky why candidate quit county job last year

(Newser) - Joe Miller's quest for privacy suffered a blow yesterday, with an Alaska judge ordering the release of his personnel records for a borough (county), reports the Anchorage Daily News, which was part of a group of media that sued for the release. Among details sought are the circumstances surrounding his...

Murkowski Airs Ted Stevens Endorsement

 Murkowski Airs 
 Ted Stevens 

Murkowski Airs Ted Stevens Endorsement

Campaign ad was filmed just days before he died

(Newser) - Not sure Joe Miller is going to be able to top this one: In the waning days of her hotly contested and bizarre Senate race, Lisa Murkowski has pulled out an endorsement from Alaskan political heavyweight and dead man Ted Stevens, reports the Anchorage Daily News. Filmed just days before...

Todd Blasts Miller for Not Endorsing Palin for President

Leaked emails expose apparent feud with Alaska candidate

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's not running for president—yet—but Palin-backed candidates who don't endorse her for the job will have to answer to Todd and forget about having her support, judging by leaked emails obtained by Mudflats . Alaskan Senate candidate Joe Miller—who received Palin's endorsement earlier this year—told Fox...

Poll: Joe Miller Trouncing Lisa Murkowski

But write-in candidate still grabs impressive 25% in survey

(Newser) - How Republican is Alaska? So Republican that ex-Republican Lisa Murkowski is polling higher as a write-in than the Democratic nominee in the state’s Senate race. In the latest Rasmussen poll , GOP nominee Joe Miller has a commanding 42% lead, followed by Murkowski with 27%, and Democrat Scott McAdams with...

Alaska: Ready to Stop Biting the Hand That Feeds It?
Alaska: Ready to Stop Biting the Hand That Feeds It?

Alaska: Ready to Stop Biting the Hand That Feeds It?

Senate race shows clear split on DC-dependence

(Newser) - It must be the air up there, but Alaska has a seeming case of schizophrenia, writes Gail Collins in the New York Times. The state, and especially its politicians, champion its independent, frontier spirit even as it simultaneously and relentlessly shakes Washington down for cash—to the tune of the...

Murkowski Will Run as Write-In
 Murkowski Will Run as Write-In 

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...

Alaska's Murkowski: I Still Might Run

Says she's been besieged by supporters

(Newser) - "I'm not a quitter," said the famous female Alaska politician. No, not that one . This one, Lisa Murkowski, the senator done in by the other non-quitter. Murkowski, who conceded the GOP primary last week, now tells the AP she's not quitting the Senate race entirely and is exploring...

Palin's Takedown of Murkowskis Is Complete

Murkowski-Palin feud goes back many years

(Newser) - Back in 2002, a certain mayor of Wasilla interviewed with Alaskan Gov. Frank Murkowski to fill the Senate seat he had vacated to run for governor. His ultimate pick? Daughter Lisa Murkowski, not Sarah Palin. Four years later, Palin walloped the elder Murkowski by a 30-point margin in the gubernatorial...

Murkowski Concedes Alaska GOP Primary

Incumbent loses to Palin-backed newcomer Joe Miller

(Newser) - In what could be America's biggest political upset of the year, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has been booted from office in the Republican primary by a little-known, Sarah Palin-backed conservative lawyer. Murkowski—who was 1,668 votes behind after last week's primary—conceded defeat to Joe Miller last night after...

Alaska Race Still Going, Getting Nastier

Murkowski calls Miller 'paranoid'; he apologizes for tweet

(Newser) - The GOP Senate primary in Alaska may actually be getting uglier now that voting (but not vote-counting) is over. Incumbent Lisa Murkowski called Joe Miller "paranoid" for suggesting she's trying to get lawyers to tilt the razor-tight race in her favor, reports the Anchorage Daily News . (See his allegations...

Miller: I Hope Murkowski Doesn't 'Pull an Al Franken'

They're still counting votes in Alaska

(Newser) - Still no winner in the Alaska Senate race, but Joe Miller retains his slim lead and incumbent Lisa Murkowski continues to deflect (but not deny) speculation that she's considering a third-party run. Also, still no love lost between candidates, notes the Hill : Upon hearing that the GOP Senate campaign committee...

Alaska Primary Proves Palin Power
 Alaska Primary 
 Proves Palin Power  

Alaska Primary Proves Palin Power

Strong showing from Palin choice shows she's not a spent force

(Newser) - Alaska still hasn't got a result in its GOP primary for the US Senate but what it has got is a potent display of Sarah Palin's political power. Longshot candidate Joe Miller—currently in the lead, with many absentee ballots still to be counted—has made a surprisingly strong showing...

Tea Partier Poised to Topple Murkowski

But Alaska Senate race still too close to call

(Newser) - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski probably won't know for a week whether she still has political life. The Republican is locked in a race with Tea Party favorite Joe Miller that remains too close to call, reports the Anchorage Daily News . Miller, expected to lose, actually leads by about 3,000...

Palin Endorses Tea Partier Over Alaska Senator

Even though she donated to Murkowski's reelection campaign

(Newser) - Sarah Palin thumbed her nose at Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski last night, with a Facebook endorsement of her tea party-backed primary opponent Joe Miller—a guy who recently failed to win a state Senate seat. Palin called Miller a “true Commonsense Constitutional Conservative,” willing to take on the...

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