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Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/10 | Unattributed

Posted on 11/17/2010 12:15:12 PM PST by TonyInOhio

Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; ak2010; alaska; cabal; corporate; corruption; cronies; cultureofcorruption; donthandcuffmebro; earmarks; electionfraud; hog; miller; murkowski; murky; oink; palin; pig; pork; porkowski; princessofpork; salrusso; senate; sow; subsidies; susscrofa; swine; teaparty; votefraud; welfare
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1 posted on 11/17/2010 12:15:20 PM PST by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

Save your money Joe, and send the lawyers home.


2 posted on 11/17/2010 12:16:02 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TonyInOhio

What a sorry excuse for a Senator.


3 posted on 11/17/2010 12:16:28 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: pissant

Un-freaking-believable!!


4 posted on 11/17/2010 12:16:56 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: TonyInOhio

Thanks Alaska.

Knew we could count on you to take a dump on us. :(


5 posted on 11/17/2010 12:17:44 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: TonyInOhio
She “won” nothing....she is a thief...thieves don't win, they steal.
6 posted on 11/17/2010 12:18:08 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: TonyInOhio

This is what happens to a lazy society.


7 posted on 11/17/2010 12:18:18 PM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: TonyInOhio
So, will she be a registered Independent and caucus with the Democrats?
8 posted on 11/17/2010 12:18:29 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TonyInOhio

Alaskans cannot do without their federal pork..all those special interests refused to let go of their pork trough. Murkowski is the perfect hog farmer...


9 posted on 11/17/2010 12:18:47 PM PST by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: TonyInOhio

Well, give her props.

She pulled off a very difficult feat. Now Alaskans have to live with it.


10 posted on 11/17/2010 12:19:04 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: TonyInOhio

Thank the RNC, they could have nipped this in the bud by supporting the winning Republican candidate after the primary.


11 posted on 11/17/2010 12:19:07 PM PST by AU72
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To: TonyInOhio

Sure looks like the Dems sabotaged Alaska.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 12:19:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: TonyInOhio
Updated headline:

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate, becoming the first Senate candidate in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign.

I'm waiting on the full article, but apparently the WSJ is calling the race based on current results. Perhaps they're trying to convince Miller to concede?

13 posted on 11/17/2010 12:19:37 PM PST by TonyInOhio (can't see London / can't see France / unless we see / your underpants)
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To: TonyInOhio

His biggest mistake was running on “cutting off Washington earmarks to Alaska”. Even the Alaska republicans do not want that to happen.


14 posted on 11/17/2010 12:20:24 PM PST by HwyChile
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To: TonyInOhio

This is for the Senate of the United States.

I hope Miller sues to recount manually and takes it to a higher court to get the actual law of Alaska upheld.

The Republicans need to learn how to win for a change.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 12:20:43 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: TonyInOhio

You mean the establishment won and the people lost...


16 posted on 11/17/2010 12:20:48 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: Jedidah

Th only thing she did was sabotage a Republican win. Who cares who she caucus’s with ,we know what she is.

She is a POS.


17 posted on 11/17/2010 12:21:47 PM PST by Venturer
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To: TonyInOhio

Thanks to the NRSC and the RNC.


18 posted on 11/17/2010 12:21:47 PM PST by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TonyInOhio

Did the Republican political establishment in Alaska support Murkowski as a write in?


19 posted on 11/17/2010 12:22:01 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: TonyInOhio

She’s such a bitter nut case...


20 posted on 11/17/2010 12:22:01 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Sacajaweau

Did a lot of Democrat voters cross over and vote for Murkowski in the general elections? Or, was it many GOP voters and independents?


21 posted on 11/17/2010 12:22:13 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: TonyInOhio

Were the military votes counted yet? I don’t think so.


22 posted on 11/17/2010 12:22:16 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: TonyInOhio

So I assume Mitch will welcome the princess back with open arms and give her all of her leadership positions again?


23 posted on 11/17/2010 12:23:15 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Venturer

Lindsey Graham has now got a BFF.


24 posted on 11/17/2010 12:23:15 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: TonyInOhio

Democrats probably ditched their guy and voted for Lisa. I guess Miller was no Rubio.


25 posted on 11/17/2010 12:23:37 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: TonyInOhio

I believe that is the second time a write in has won,
Strom Rhurmondwon as an indie years ago,


26 posted on 11/17/2010 12:24:15 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of our house and take your big ass wookie bride with ya)
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

The people were the ones who wrote in her name.


27 posted on 11/17/2010 12:24:20 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: TonyInOhio

It appears that the WSJ Breaking headline is based on an official call of the race by the Associated Press.


28 posted on 11/17/2010 12:24:57 PM PST by TonyInOhio (can't see London / can't see France / unless we see / your underpants)
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To: presently no screen name

Military votes don’t mean anything apparently.

Congratulations to the latest and most infamous new RINO Senator from Alaska.

Wear your crown haughtily.


29 posted on 11/17/2010 12:25:00 PM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: pissant

Save your money Joe, and send the lawyers home.

Agreed. Don’t sully yourself by turning into the next Al Gore with a quixotic search for voter intent.

The voters of Alaska have spoken. They favor earmarks, pork and Bridges to Nowhere. The joke will be on them.


30 posted on 11/17/2010 12:25:00 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: presently no screen name

I thought they said the military votes would be counted on the 17th (today).


31 posted on 11/17/2010 12:25:01 PM PST by Faith
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To: Joe Boucher

That would be Strom Thurmond.

Dyslexic here ya know.


32 posted on 11/17/2010 12:25:07 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of our house and take your big ass wookie bride with ya)
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To: AU72

The powers that be were determined not to let the voters steal the election.


33 posted on 11/17/2010 12:25:13 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: carton253
The people were the ones who wrote in her name.

The few who wrote it again and again, hundreds of times.
34 posted on 11/17/2010 12:25:43 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Maine Mariner

It doesn’t matter if they did or didn’t. She couldn’t have won without a plurality of voters. Which she got.


35 posted on 11/17/2010 12:25:43 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: TonyInOhio
I don't see why people consider this such a big deal. What Murkowski did is no different than what Lieberman did when he was ousted in the Connecticut Democratic primary. If the rules allow it, it's legitimate to run as an independent or a write-in candidate or whatever.

Life goes on.

36 posted on 11/17/2010 12:25:49 PM PST by tired_old_conservative
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To: Fred

Murkowski is the perfect hog farmer...


Yes. They chose the bacon over reform. In the “finest” tradition of Ted Stevens and Murkowski pater...


37 posted on 11/17/2010 12:26:13 PM PST by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm Father Daniil Sysoyev lives!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
She “won” nothing....she is a thief...thieves don't win, they steal.

The whole thing smells. The Dems couldn't pass up a chance to repudiate the Tea Party Movement when there's such an opportunity for electoral abuse.

38 posted on 11/17/2010 12:26:22 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Hire some handwriting experts to check for multiple ballots written by the same people. Bet there’s lots of matches.


39 posted on 11/17/2010 12:28:26 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: TonyInOhio
If McConnell allows her to caucus with the GOP, I'll leave the Party.
40 posted on 11/17/2010 12:28:51 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The power to manage "The Environment" is the power to control the entire economy.)
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To: carton253

Which time?


41 posted on 11/17/2010 12:29:13 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: AU72

The Rep Senatorial Committee supported Murkowski all along, since she is part of the good-old-boy establishment club in DC. We need to retake the Senate in 2012 and put more Tea-party candidate in. I hope Murkowski goes Dem, and ends up in the minority party in 2012.


42 posted on 11/17/2010 12:29:21 PM PST by kgrif_Salinas
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To: aruanan

You don’t know that...


43 posted on 11/17/2010 12:29:24 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: paulycy

Republican need to learn how to win for a change?

They won thats the problem the establishment won in Alaska Delaware Nevada NY23 they win when conservatism loses dont you see?

People view the establishment Republicans like Rove Cornyn Murkowski as our allies they are not they are in bed with the radicals in the Democrat party.

They view democrats winning against conservatives as victories then turn around and blame us for failing.

Dont doubt me I am telling you folks dont doubt me...


44 posted on 11/17/2010 12:30:01 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: TonyInOhio

Don’t concede Joe. Let the skank hang in the wind for awhile!


45 posted on 11/17/2010 12:30:10 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: paulycy

Republican need to learn how to win for a change?

They won thats the problem the establishment won in Alaska Delaware Nevada NY23 they win when conservatism loses dont you see?

People view the establishment Republicans like Rove Cornyn Murkowski as our allies they are not they are in bed with the radicals in the Democrat party.

They view democrats winning against conservatives as victories then turn around and blame us for failing.

Dont doubt me I am telling you folks dont doubt me...


46 posted on 11/17/2010 12:30:10 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: paulycy

Republican need to learn how to win for a change?

They won thats the problem the establishment won in Alaska Delaware Nevada NY23 they win when conservatism loses dont you see?

People view the establishment Republicans like Rove Cornyn Murkowski as our allies they are not they are in bed with the radicals in the Democrat party.

They view democrats winning against conservatives as victories then turn around and blame us for failing.

Dont doubt me I am telling you folks dont doubt me...


47 posted on 11/17/2010 12:30:11 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: TonyInOhio

Hey, if it was a legitimate win - with all those people writing and misspelling her name - then let the people have who they want.


48 posted on 11/17/2010 12:31:08 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Sacajaweau

not just dem, the establishment gop joined forces with the dem, against conservatives


49 posted on 11/17/2010 12:31:36 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

I am telling you folks look at me dont doubt me...


50 posted on 11/17/2010 12:31:49 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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