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Murkowski: GOP wants me to win
Politico ^ | October, 22, 2010 | Shira Toeplitz

Posted on 10/22/2010 8:10:57 AM PDT by Al B.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski thinks national Republicans are secretly hoping she’ll win her write-in campaign and defeat GOP nominee Joe Miller.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has made clear it is backing Miller: It has sent staff, money and, as of this week, placed independent expenditure ads in the state on his behalf. But the GOP nominee has had a rough few weeks since he defeated Murkowski in the primary, including an incident on Sunday in which his private bodyguards arrested a reporter after a campaign event.

The day after the scuffle, during which Alaska Dispatch Editor Tony Hopfinger was handcuffed and detained, the Anchorage Press asked Murkowski whether she thinks Republicans “are secretly hoping that you’ll win.”

“Yes. Yes, I do. Definitely,” Murkowski told the alternative weekly newspaper. She said she expects a warm welcome from her “colleagues on both sides of the aisle” if she wins.

“They need my vote,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: lisamurkowski; murkowski

1 posted on 10/22/2010 8:10:57 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Elitists that infest the GOP want you to win, maybe.


2 posted on 10/22/2010 8:12:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Al B.

OH YEAH!

3 posted on 10/22/2010 8:12:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Al B.

This establishment witch needs to go.

Let’s hope people give up on spelling her name and just check the box for the legitimate candidate.


4 posted on 10/22/2010 8:13:02 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: Al B.

I have absolutely no doubt that better than 90% of the Repubs in the Senate want to see Murkowski return, including His Ladyship McConnell. The last thing they want is to have to deal with some sort of bumpkin who doesn’t know how to play by the Washington insider rules.


5 posted on 10/22/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Al B.

Lisa, it’s over. You’ve been dumped. Now go away with some dignity.


6 posted on 10/22/2010 8:14:06 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house. Christine turned me into a Newt. I got better.)
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To: Al B.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski thinks national Republicans are secretly hoping she’ll win her write-in campaign and defeat GOP nominee Joe Miller.

If by "national" Republicans she means elitist, ruling class, establishment, entrenched Warshington Republicans then, yeah, no duh.

7 posted on 10/22/2010 8:14:11 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: MrB
defund the national GOP.....contribute as much as you can to the individual candidates and safe PACs...

Murkowski....you're going down...

Come on Joe Miller....

8 posted on 10/22/2010 8:14:30 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Al B.

I wish I had any arguments against her assertion. The Senate Republicans didn’t toss her out and take away her committee seats when she ignored the results of the primary.


9 posted on 10/22/2010 8:14:32 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Grblb blabt unt mipt speeb!! Oot piffoo blaboo...)
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To: Al B.
‘Goldfinger, 1964’, Quoting Auric Goldfinger, “No Mr Bond, I expect you to die.”
10 posted on 10/22/2010 8:20:25 AM PDT by Hans
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To: Al B.

If Miller loses, all he has to do is look back to his Greta appearance when he refused to answer whether or not Palin “was qualified to be president.”

Politically stupid to alienate Palin supporters... and Palin herself. Notice she hasn’t done anything for him since.


11 posted on 10/22/2010 8:22:56 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Al B.
She said she expects a warm welcome from her “colleagues on both sides of the aisle” if she wins.

“They need my vote,” she said.

And that...says it all.

Votes:

Cap & Trade Yes

Repeal HC NO

Climate control Yes

Immigration/Amnesty Yes

And whatever other communist bill is introduced, Murcowski can be counted on by the other commies to vote the 'correct' way.

12 posted on 10/22/2010 8:23:07 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: Al B.

A Mur COW ski win could force Sarah to run in 2012. ?????


13 posted on 10/22/2010 8:31:13 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: nhwingut

I love Palin. I would not have voted for McCain save for Palin.

I see no candidate better than Palin in 2012.

That said, I also would not answer whether is is qualified to be president. We are seeing what happens when an unqualified person is in the White House.

I also agree that it is politically a bad answer. Just an honest one.


14 posted on 10/22/2010 8:36:32 AM PDT by NeilGus
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To: Al B.

Well, the GOP leadership might want you to win, pathetic little Princess Lisa, because you play their games, go to their cocktail parties, lie to those you represent - but CONSERVATIVES are going to defeat you.


15 posted on 10/22/2010 8:38:05 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: Al B.

Politico is Obama journolists house. Don’t believe anything they report.


16 posted on 10/22/2010 8:38:18 AM PDT by anita
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To: Al B.

Well, I’m afraid she’s right. Of course they do.

When the Republican leadership met after she dropped out of the party and ran as an independent write-in candidate, following her defeat in the Republican primary, they refused to discipline her. They refused to remove her from her committee positions. They refused to do anything.

Now we’re starting to see the obvious consequences of those failures in leadership.

The same thing is true of Olympia Snowe. She used to be a good RINO who voted with the party when her vote was needed. No longer. Why? Because the leadership has been telling her, in actions if not in back-room words, that she can do whatever she likes and not pay any consequeces.

Snowe enabled Pelosi and Reid to pass Obamacare. Her vote was absolutely critical to passing that monstrosity. And she never paid any penalty for doing that.

We’d better hope that Murkowski loses this election. And we’d better be prepared to shovel out the damned, corrupt liars who are currently running the party in DC. Plus the horses they rode in on—all those corrupt political hacks that you see so clearly in Sarah Palin’s account of the McCain campaign.


17 posted on 10/22/2010 8:40:55 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Al B.

Lisa’s off her meds again.


18 posted on 10/22/2010 8:51:37 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Al B.

The GOP needs to get rid of this filthy pig, before she undermines the whole party and its whole voting system.


19 posted on 10/22/2010 8:53:07 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Cicero

The Republican Senate represents the most liberal element in the GOP and they want to keep it that way.


20 posted on 10/22/2010 9:05:58 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: cherry

Defund. Like the sound of that.


21 posted on 10/22/2010 9:06:14 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Al B.

I don’t guess most of the GOP cares one way or another, unfortunately. Once they knew she wasn’t going to throw the race to the democrat, they seemed to become agnostic, with only the perfunctory support for the republican primary winner.

It sucks, but I remember how happy we all were when Lieberman pulled this same stunt in Connecticut.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 9:11:26 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: cherry
defund the national GOP.....contribute as much as you can to the individual candidates and safe PACs...
Murkowski....you're going down...
Come on Joe Miller....

Amen. My days of contributing to the RNC or the Senatorial Re-election Committees are over. This year, I donated to individual campaigns; Miller's among them.

23 posted on 10/22/2010 9:29:02 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: nhwingut
If Miller loses, all he has to do is look back to his Greta appearance when he refused to answer whether or not Palin “was qualified to be president.”
Politically stupid to alienate Palin supporters... and Palin herself. Notice she hasn’t done anything for him since.

I'd send him a letter explaining that I'm not sure I'm "qualified" to campaign for him.

24 posted on 10/22/2010 9:36:52 AM PDT by Tea Roll
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To: Al B.

memememememememememe

She’s a spoiled brat.


25 posted on 10/22/2010 9:39:21 AM PDT by mancini
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To: MrB

Spell her name Mudcowsky


26 posted on 10/22/2010 9:47:12 AM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Cicero
Snowe enabled Pelosi and Reid to pass Obamacare. Her vote was absolutely critical to passing that monstrosity. And she never paid any penalty for doing that.

That is not true. Snowe's vote in that committee for that one bill deserves scorn, but had absolutely no impact on it passing out of the committee as her vote was not needed, and that bill never voted on beyond that and Snowe never supported allowing a bill to come to a floor vote at all. Being angry at Snowe for that committee vote is fine and well deserved - making things up about it and claiming it was more than what it was (i.e. "absolutely critical to passing that monstrosity" when it had no impact at all over whether or not it would have passed), however, serves no purpose. Let's not get more and more like the left and start making emotion based arguments rather than fact based arguments to prove our points.

27 posted on 10/22/2010 10:00:41 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: mancini

True...and it is absolutely critical that she loses.


28 posted on 10/22/2010 10:03:00 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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