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Murkowski on cusp of win; how will she legislate?
GOPUSA ^ | November 8, 2010 | Becky Bohrer (Associated Press)

Posted on 11/08/2010 5:14:03 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the cusp of vindication after waging a high stakes - and long shot - write-in campaign to keep her job.

Initial returns show write-in ballots holding a 13,439-vote edge over GOP nominee Joe Miller, and though it's not clear how many of those are for her or will be counted as valid, she's confident enough in her winning to tell supporters that they'd "made history." The write-in count starts Wednesday in Juneau.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: conservatives; extremists; gop; joemiller; legislation; lisamurkowski; moderates; nativecorporations; natives; republicans; rinos; scottadams; teaparty; writein; writeincampaign
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1 posted on 11/08/2010 5:14:12 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What a bitch.


2 posted on 11/08/2010 5:15:55 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She’ll caucus with the Democrats of course


3 posted on 11/08/2010 5:17:22 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sounds like Bull Moose crap to me......


4 posted on 11/08/2010 5:17:38 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Gee, I had no idea the 37,000 absentee ballots had been counted before they even start counting them.


5 posted on 11/08/2010 5:18:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: Hildy
What a bitch.

Not meant to slander the goodness of female dogs.

6 posted on 11/08/2010 5:20:05 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: patriot preacher
She’ll caucus with the Democrats of course

Until she pi$$es them off and they have no use for her anymore.

And she will.

7 posted on 11/08/2010 5:22:21 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sorry, but I don't trust this egotistical broad as far as I can throw her.

Nam Vet

8 posted on 11/08/2010 5:23:04 PM PST by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I get tired of ****oles who “make history” by getting “elected” and then want to “make” more “history” by running America into the ground and destroying our economy and country.


9 posted on 11/08/2010 5:24:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("In God We Trust", everyone else must show proof of citizenship.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m not happy that Lisa Murkowski may have won, but I see no advantage in abusing her and driving her into caucusing with the Rats. If the Rats can put up with Joe Lieberman, we can do business with Murkowski.


10 posted on 11/08/2010 5:24:33 PM PST by devere
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

All of this, and the woman doesn’t even have a single vote that has been counted in her favor as yet.


11 posted on 11/08/2010 5:25:29 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Many have been foolish enough to bet against America. In the long run, they've all lost.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I know the establishment RINOs will welcome her with open arms, but she should be thrown out of every Republican room she enters. What a disgusting person! I wouldn’t talk to her or include her in any meetings whatsoever. But, we know the RINOs will have a welcome home party for her. She’s disgusting!


12 posted on 11/08/2010 5:27:21 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Specter, Crist, “NEXT”...maybe they can form a support group.


13 posted on 11/08/2010 5:30:22 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
"Sounds like Bull Moose crap to me......"


14 posted on 11/08/2010 5:32:20 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
how will she legislate?

Based on the decisions I've seen her make to date, I can answer that in one word:

Poorly

15 posted on 11/08/2010 5:32:39 PM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Miller on the radio the other day said that typically 5% of all write in ballots are disqualified. Add to that the fact that there were over 160 elligible write in names with many of the Murkowski lookalikes taken by other candidates in a political stunt. On top of that there are 37000+ outstanding absentee ballots, many of which are military.

The press is definitely pulling for that fish-mouthed woman but I just don’t see the numbers in her favor. What am I missing?


16 posted on 11/08/2010 5:34:34 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She hasn’t won yet! Pray they don’t screw Joe Miller by tossing out all the write-in votes made out to him.


17 posted on 11/08/2010 5:34:56 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She’ll legislate the way she (may) win this election: with promises of business as usual and lots and lots of pork for Alaska.

That’s what this election mainly comes down to, IMHOO (my humble outsider opinion). Ending pork (Joe Miller) or preserving the pork (Murkowski). Everything else is just spin and window dressing my Murky.


18 posted on 11/08/2010 5:38:13 PM PST by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

You’re missing nothing. The LSM are trying to provide cover for more vote fraud is all...


19 posted on 11/08/2010 5:38:51 PM PST by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Mentally diseased menopausal female. How she will act in the next ten seconds is anybody's guess. You wanna bet how she will vote on something two months from now? heh. heh.
20 posted on 11/08/2010 5:39:32 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The good thing about this race is that if she wins and is shown deference for political power, we will then know just how corrupt the Republican Establishment is and who is responsible. That is a good thing.


21 posted on 11/08/2010 5:41:05 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How will she legislate? Like the backstabbing RINO she is.


22 posted on 11/08/2010 5:41:23 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She needs to be starved for funds.

Frankly, so should Alaska. Screw ‘em.


23 posted on 11/08/2010 5:42:42 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Alaskan Native tribes are in the tank with democrats..
Pity.. I will never vote for anything to help them again..
They just became my enemy.. anti-american enemys..

This will not forgotten.. bad move by them..
If they are naive I don't care.. I am probably not alone..

24 posted on 11/08/2010 5:43:42 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Miller was on Hannity and he says they still have military ballots to be counted.


25 posted on 11/08/2010 5:44:53 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Why is it when I hear compromise I hear crickets)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She’ll be the same RINO as always. You can never count on her to not vote with the Rats.


26 posted on 11/08/2010 5:51:52 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Initial returns show write-in ballots holding a 13,439-vote edge

AP = Always Propaganda!

Total Premature BS! What AP stated is assuming all of the write-in ballots are for Murki. They are not. There were more than 100 write-in candidates. Some of them had substantial organizations behind them. We shall see. Then there is the issue of Absentee (mostly Military) ballots.

27 posted on 11/08/2010 5:54:49 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

*IF* she wins, let her caucus with the DIMWIT Party. When the Republicans take the Senate in 2012 she’ll have four years to lament what a complete and utter boob she’d been.

For that very reason alone, I’m willing to bet she’ll play coy but then agree to caucus with the Republicans. She won’t want to join the losing side.

Personally, she can take a hike for all I care.


28 posted on 11/08/2010 5:57:56 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Defund National Peoples Radio!! Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Investigate, investigate and investigate this one.


29 posted on 11/08/2010 6:06:05 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Hmmmmmm ....

Assume, M'ski got 95% of the write in votes (it is likely less) and then assume 95% of those pass inspection (only 5% fail) and she ends up with 75,089 votes and a lead of 5,337 votes.

Those are optimistic numbers for M'ski, but if they hold up JoeM would have to get 5,338 more votes than M'ski in the 37,000 absentee ballots - certainly doable.

30 posted on 11/08/2010 6:07:11 PM PST by RileyD, nwJ (proud husband, father, and grandfather)
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To: RightOnTheBorder; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The press is definitely pulling for that fish-mouthed woman

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31 posted on 11/08/2010 6:10:28 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If Murkowski ends up winning, she will have no real power in the Senate. She will lose her rank on committees and be essentially a freshman Senator.


32 posted on 11/08/2010 6:12:12 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: Texas Fossil
Then there is the issue of Absentee (mostly Military) ballots.

Are the military even allowed to vote absentee? I thought that was outlawed in most states for this election.

33 posted on 11/08/2010 6:13:39 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

AK is as stupid AZ. Screw the RINOs.


34 posted on 11/08/2010 6:26:55 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

It is likely that AK military absentee ballots will be counted. They have one of the highest percentage of deployed military and those in Palin’s wake I am sure have cooperated to see that they get their ballots.

I do not know whether the SOS in AK is Republican, but suspect it is.

I smell a fish with the GOPUSA group. Did a little research and it has a murky background. Fitting for Murki.


35 posted on 11/08/2010 6:29:49 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Some interesting info on GOPUSA here:

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Endeavor_Media_Group%2C_LLC

I have no way of verifying what is stated, but it appears to be a shaddowy beast.

If it is truly “Conservative” they would not be supporting Murki in AK.


36 posted on 11/08/2010 6:36:04 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Some of them had substantial organizations behind them.

Name some of the write-in candidate who had "substantial organizations" behind them.

37 posted on 11/08/2010 6:47:35 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There was a thread on FR that said Miller won already. Geesh!!


38 posted on 11/08/2010 7:00:49 PM PST by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She will vote liberal and statist.


39 posted on 11/08/2010 7:01:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m sorry, I take that back. I got an email from a Republican site that said he won.


40 posted on 11/08/2010 7:01:31 PM PST by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: freedomwarrior998
Alaska Senate Write-in Candidates:

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United States Senator


41 posted on 11/08/2010 7:13:53 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Apologies to anyone who has previously read the below link. A relevant post by RSZ:

“Murkowski is a cheat, a traitor to her party, and shouldn't be trusted.”

http://redstatezombie.blogspot.com/2010/11/murkowski-is-cheater-traitor-to-her.html

42 posted on 11/08/2010 7:32:50 PM PST by Gum Shoe (You live to serve this ship. Row well, and live.)
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To: patriot preacher

Under no cirumstances should Republicans bring her into their caucus.

They will be rewarding a business as usual pork barrel corrupt politician if they do.


43 posted on 11/08/2010 7:35:41 PM PST by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats need to go)
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To: VeniVidiVici
She will be a Rino because she chairs a committee as Republican.

And let's face it she no Snow!

44 posted on 11/08/2010 7:36:46 PM PST by factmart
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To: Texas Fossil
GOPUSA is probably like the various so-called "pro-gun" organizations that have popped up over the last many years in an effort by the left-wing anti-gun pukes to diminish the power of the NRA and other legitimate pro-gun groups.

May be the left's version of Rush's "Operation Chaos".

45 posted on 11/08/2010 7:59:51 PM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: Texas Fossil

Well, time will tell.

This business only makes it clear(er) that the GOP RINO elite (redundant, I know) has more of an affinity for Dems than conservatives.

I’m sick of being stabbed in the back by these people. They are out busting a hump right now trying to emasculate the incoming conservatives. And all this crap about how we could have the Senate if not for conservatives is a fabrication to hurt us. We are the salvation of the GOP and these scum hate us more than the Dems.


46 posted on 11/08/2010 8:00:13 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: laweeks
If she wins the election, then the people of Alaska want her as their Senator. I mean she had a HUGE hurdle to climb. People here said she would not get more than 7 or 8 percent of the votes and she is about to win (possibly). We were way wrong on this election. I believe that is what conservatives are pissed about.....we were duped and we don't like that....lol.
47 posted on 11/08/2010 8:00:22 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Texas Fossil

We all know that there were more than a hundred candidates who went and registered to be official write in candidates. However, you alleged “substantial organizations” behind these candidates. Can you provide a list of candidates that have a “substantial organization” behind them?


48 posted on 11/08/2010 8:05:07 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: Texas Fossil

We all know that there were more than a hundred candidates who went and registered to be official write in candidates. However, you alleged “substantial organizations” behind these candidates. Can you provide a list of candidates that have a “substantial organization” behind them?


49 posted on 11/08/2010 8:06:39 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
the write ins haven't been counted yet, (nor the thousands of military absentees, which will probably be heavily for Joe) - two things that could change the conventional wisdom:
1: Joe Miller's name was included on the write in list. Lisa's crew wanted any write ins for Joe to be discarded - oops, they LEGAL.
2. There were about 100 names on the list of write ins - what makes them think they're all for her - AND they're trying to ignore the statute that has always been observed: if the name isn't spelled right, the vote doesn't count. They're getting ready to do a ‘chads’ on it

We need to get rid of ALL these delusional politicians that think they are entitled and so much smarter and capable than anyone else. She is a - ah - ummm - don't want to get banned from FR - so I'll not say it

50 posted on 11/08/2010 8:19:56 PM PST by maine-iac7
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