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Murkowski supporters: come to "campaign kickoff" tonight - write in campaign a go?
Anchorage Daily News ^ | 091710

Posted on 09/17/2010 12:32:14 PM PDT by Fred

Lisa Murkowski supporters are urging people to come out tonight for what’s being called a “campaign kick off,” although her campaign manager isn’t ready to say that she’s decided to run.

Bonnie Jack, who was a Murkowski campaign elections observer for the count of absentee votes, sent out an email this morning. “Join us at the Kick-off of Senator Lisa's campaign -- with a theme of "write in her name in and fill in the oval."

"Denai'na Convention Center, third floor and hopefully out on the sunny deck, 5 pm. Bring your family including children, friends and business associates. We plan to make history!”

Jack confirmed to me that she sent the email, and indicated that obviously the conclusion to be drawn from it is that Murkowski is running.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; miller; murkowski; palin; rinowhowontgo; soreloserman
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To: Fred

SEE THIS WARNING FOR THE GOP

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2591446/posts


151 posted on 09/17/2010 5:27:02 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Fred

just saw scrolling across the bottom on Fox News, sources say she is going to run as an independent as write in.


152 posted on 09/17/2010 5:38:52 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: dirtboy

Exactly! Next she may take Joe to court for robbing her of her inheritance.


153 posted on 09/17/2010 5:39:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
She’s taking orders from the establishment.

Wonder if this has Newt's/Mitt's fingerprints on it as did when Dede the Scuzz RINO threw her support to the liberal. Newt and Mitt showed their contempt for conservatism with their "The Reagan Era is Over" mantra.
154 posted on 09/17/2010 5:47:24 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Fred

The key question: Does AK election law require a majority? Said another way, does a plurality force a run-off election, or does a plurality win the race?

Any news article that doesn’t answer this key question is written by imbeciles.


155 posted on 09/17/2010 6:08:49 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: catnipman

Oh, good grief. How in hell could even the dumbass GOP screw this up so badly? Are they CO GOP really just stealth rats, or are they just really that stupid and careless?


156 posted on 09/17/2010 6:26:04 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior
she would rather see a Democrat win than Joe Miller.

Because she is a democrat in (R) clothing.
157 posted on 09/17/2010 6:46:36 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: chilltherats
Are they CO GOP really just stealth rats or are they just really that stupid and careless?

All along we kept saying they are dumb, spineless, etc. NOW we know the truth, they are really just stealth rats!!!
158 posted on 09/17/2010 6:49:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: counterpunch

If the RNC or any spin-off tries to support Murkowski at this point, they are dust and no longer a national power.
They better start listening to the People because we are taking over. The RINOs can go pound sand and start their own party.


159 posted on 09/17/2010 6:55:50 PM PDT by RedMDer
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To: Fred

This is classic! A Dem starts a write-in campaign for Murkowski. It’s almost like she wants to ... I don’t know ... split the conservative vote or something.


160 posted on 09/17/2010 7:00:14 PM PDT by RAR
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To: RedMDer

The NRSC isn’t going to support Murkowski directly, but you can bet Cornyn is going to privately line up donors. He’s also going to do the bare minimum for Miller, O’Donnell, Rand Paul, Angle, Rubio, Buck, Mike Lee, and DioGuardi.


161 posted on 09/17/2010 7:02:42 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: RAR

why aren’t they stripping her from leadership NOW!


162 posted on 09/17/2010 7:03:47 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: RAR

Yes.
The RINOs are going to put down the rebellion.
They’d rather the Republican Party lose than the Tea Party rebellion win.


163 posted on 09/17/2010 7:04:03 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: counterpunch

This is truly madness. I think they just don’t understand our steely resolve. Now let’s watch Miller’s campaign coffers explode just like O’Donnell’s did.


164 posted on 09/17/2010 7:07:01 PM PDT by RAR
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To: RAR

Murkowski running is like setting up a roadblock in front of Godzilla.

I only hope that Mike Castle also decides to run as an independent.
O’Donnell already got more votes than him once.
She’ll get all the conservatives, and Castle and Coons can split the liberals.


165 posted on 09/17/2010 7:11:56 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: chilltherats

really that stupid and careless


166 posted on 09/17/2010 7:37:28 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: Fred

So the plan is to get her staffers and friends to run a write in campaign so Murkowski can keep her position in the Republican party?

That’s really bad politics. :(

But this is Obamaland....


167 posted on 09/17/2010 7:57:00 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce
So the plan is to get her staffers and friends to run a write in campaign so Murkowski can keep her position in the Republican party?

Actually, I think "the plan is to get her staffers and friends to run a write in campaign so Murkowski can keep her position in the" United States Senate. These folks don't care about parties.

168 posted on 09/17/2010 8:01:16 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: JohnKinAK

Just found your post. Moocowski was also surrounded by the public sector leech unions(like the NEA). That is bound to split the dems more than the republicans. Could we be watching a chess match here?


169 posted on 09/17/2010 8:02:59 PM PDT by penelopesire (NEVER FORGET!! 'You are either with us or you are with the terrorists')
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To: RAR

There can’t be two Republicans in the race.
That should read Lisa Murkowski (I-AK).

And the GOP needs to move quickly to strip her of her affilliation, all committees, and funding.

She is running against the Republican candidate now, and the party must do everything it can to help their nominee and not aid outside threats to the party.

This will be a test of the GOP, whether or not it deserves continued existence at all.


170 posted on 09/17/2010 8:19:49 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: Fred

171 posted on 09/17/2010 8:53:40 PM PDT by Species8472 (Hate is a liberal value)
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To: dirtboy

And that the election is on Tuesday, November 9th.


LOL


172 posted on 09/17/2010 9:40:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Fred
"Myrrh-Cow-Ski"

Three easy syllables, it's easy to spell.

173 posted on 09/17/2010 10:24:04 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: penelopesire; onyx

I was listening to her speech on the radio during my drive home (had to work a little late). Not very impressive, she took a swipe at Palin when she said “she was one Republican woman who wasn’t quitting on Alaska” She also said Miller was an “extremist” but didn’t elaborate. Her speech was very self-serving and dis-jointed.

A friend of mine who is a teacher said the local Teacher’s Union helped organize the crowd and the event had to be delayed an hour because they couldn’t round up enough people willing to go. I guess the crowd at her event was pretty small and made up of union nimrods and natives who are dependent on government programs. The radio commentary was that the crowd was vocal near microphones and cameras to make it seem they were larger in number. As Jed Clampett used to say: “Pitiful, just Pitiful”.


174 posted on 09/17/2010 10:25:04 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

She does not have a chance....Best to line up her lobbying job...

Miller is a great campaigner as demonstrated in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAGdoBcnjWQ&feature=player_embedded


175 posted on 09/17/2010 10:46:33 PM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: Fred

She needs to get her RINO ROLODEX out and call Gov Charlie Crist in Florida and ask him hows the 3rd party canidate thing is working?

Rubio is walking away in the polls, if anything Charlie is not getting any GOP voters in the polls, he’s pulling peeps from the Democrat running. And in the local tv and radio the Dem is atacking Charlie Crist and not the frontrunner Rubio.

I say this time and again. The Tea Party Movement IMHO has done its job to perfection, it has elimiated many RINO’s from the GOP. Did they get all of them? No. Some survived but RINO’s now know their days are numbered and it might help those RINOs like McCain that survived to “Stay on the true Conservative Path”

The MSM Media, oh so desperate to assist the Dems are going nuts over Tea Party Canidates. They dont understand that the public is in a total ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT mood, from both sides of the isle. And when Nov 2 rolls around only one side of the ticket will offer that.


176 posted on 09/17/2010 11:25:09 PM PDT by TheShaz
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To: Obadiah

She’s been instructed to do this by repub powers that be.

Mukowski has the same IQ as Patty Murray.


177 posted on 09/17/2010 11:46:07 PM PDT by kennyboy509 (Ha! I kill me!)
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To: RAR

This is where 527s come in. A couple good whacks against Lisa from “unaffiliated” outsiders would do wonders quelling any enthusiastic rats trying to sabotage Miller with a 3rd party candidate.


178 posted on 09/18/2010 1:35:07 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Fred
Behold the pitiful RINO trying to defend the indefensible. I'm contributing to Joe Miller's campaign today.

. . .Miller called a news conference for early Friday evening to speak to Alaska media about Murkowski's announcement, but then canceled it so that he could appear on the Greta Van Susteren show on Fox News. He then addressed the media and supporters after 10 p.m., calling on Murkowski backers and Democrats to join his campaign, which he described as being about getting control of the state's resources from the federal government.

Miller said on the Fox show, according to a transcript, that Murkowski is not a person of character, saying she went back on her word on the Friday before the primary election that she'd respect the will of primary voters. He also told Van Susteren that, after the primary, Murkowski left him a "nasty voice mail."

Murkowski acknowledged that she had said at a Kenai debate before the primary that she'd respect the electorate and support the winner.

"I regret that statement. I regret that I made that statement. It was made before I became aware of the last-minute mudslinging, the name-calling, the outright fabrications and lies," Murkowski said in her Friday speech announcing her candidacy.

Read more: http://www.adn.com/2010/09/17/1459578/murkowski-expected-to-say-yes.html#ixzz0zsS66DrH

179 posted on 09/18/2010 4:03:01 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: chilltherats

“quelling any enthusiastic rats trying to sabotage Miller with a 3rd party candidate.”

3rd party race is not working out so well even in less Conservative FL. AK Conservatives and Republicans should be fine if they stick to their principles.


180 posted on 09/18/2010 5:21:58 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 46 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: TheShaz

“and it might help those RINOs like McCain that survived to “Stay on the true Conservative Path”

Doubtful - but we can dream.


181 posted on 09/18/2010 5:24:35 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 46 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: counterpunch

“And the GOP needs to move quickly to strip her of her affilliation, all committees, and funding.”

Out of curiosity - does this mean she won’t caucus with the Rs during the lame duck session?


182 posted on 09/18/2010 5:28:07 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 46 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: counterpunch

“She’ll get all the conservatives, and Castle and Coons can split the liberals.”

LOL - that would be good news. I’m sure that Castle and the marxist with a beard Coons have and are consulting closely. I’m sure Krauthammer and Rove will cover all the action...


183 posted on 09/18/2010 5:30:52 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 46 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: GreaterSwiss

“why aren’t they stripping her from leadership NOW!”

There’s a civil war going on in the Senate. DeMint is leading the rebellion with his band of SCF candidates...They are desperately clinging to “their” power.


184 posted on 09/18/2010 5:34:29 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 46 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: RedMDer

“They better start listening to the People because we are taking over. The RINOs can go pound sand and start their own party.”

Yes!


185 posted on 09/18/2010 5:35:28 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 45 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Fred

Well it will be tough for her to win it. I am not from Alaska so I don’t know how well this will fare for her.


186 posted on 09/18/2010 5:38:54 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Obadiah
Yes but didn't we do this in NY last year? It is pretty similar. Both will result in a loss for the Republican though.
187 posted on 09/18/2010 5:40:08 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Fred

I’m sorry I don’t live in Alaska. I’d love to write-in Murkowski’s name - for Coastal Resource Service Area Board Member (or if there’s anything lower on the undercard, I could go for that as well).


188 posted on 09/18/2010 6:54:20 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Fred

MUR COW SKI will be joing CNN/MSNBC as soon as she loses in Nov.

Probably will team up with Karren Hanretty and Mark Mcinnon in some fashion.


189 posted on 09/18/2010 6:54:43 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin or Bust)
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To: nhwingut
So for the last 100 years when the RINO won and the conservative lost, we were told to get behind the RINO for the good of the party. But now when we win, all bets are off.

We learned that back in the 1990s here in NJ. Whenever a conservative won a primary, the RINOs supported the Democrats.
190 posted on 09/18/2010 6:59:42 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's long past time for conservatives to stop voting for Republican liberals. Enough!)
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To: bunster

Bingo !!

That is exactly what is going on. Its a cat fight. The Cow (Murcowski) vs Palin.

I wonder why Palin didnt run for Senator. I think if she won as senator it would have given her a good platform to convey her views to America. It would also have given her a “win.”

In any event, you are right. This is a pissing contest between the Cow and Palin.


191 posted on 09/18/2010 7:02:50 AM PDT by UglyinLA
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To: Fred

It has never been the democrats we had to worry about; we already know what they are and so do they.

It has always been the “enemy within”, i.e. the RINOs. The cancer within! No one or no peoples can withstand being destroyed from within. We have been played for a long time by the DC “elitist” GOPers like Rove, Newt, etc as well as the “Obama GOP” in the Senate and Congress like Murk, Snowe, Crist, etc....

The RINOs are killing us and this country.


192 posted on 09/18/2010 7:23:00 AM PDT by NurseZac
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To: NurseZac
By exposing this ‘if i can't be quarterback, I'll take the ball and leave the game’ attitude, this scum has proven she would not have been the right candidate to vote into the position of representing the people. And that is perhaps the only consolation since she is now trying her damnedest to get the democrat elected.
193 posted on 09/18/2010 7:28:00 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Morg, believing they cannot be deceived, it's nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: WOSG

It’s much worse than simply being a sore loser. It’s the action of someone who is so selfish they put themselves before the good of their party. It’s the action of someone for whom power is so important they just can’t let go, even if not letting go could jeopardize the “supposed” principals she espouses.

It will be interesting to see if she experiences an epiphany on many of the issues a al Charlie Crist. Good riddance Lisa - you disgust me.


194 posted on 09/18/2010 7:39:27 AM PDT by PAR
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To: SeattleBruce
Out of curiosity - does this mean she won’t caucus with the Rs during the lame duck session?

Ultimately, Murkowski herself decides with whom she'll caucus, and of course alot depends on the outcome of the general election. The GOP may not be willing to write her off so quickly for those reasons.

195 posted on 09/18/2010 7:46:06 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: UglyinLA
I wonder why Palin didnt run for Senator.

The 2008 election was unusual in that it guaranteed one new Senate -> President promotion. Going from a Senate position to President is rare. Only 16 people have done it. See: the list of people who have done it before. Harding and Truman were the last two of three to do it. Obama was the third.

Of the two, I think I'd rather have a Senate position. As long as you're not a total screw up, a place in the Senate is for as long as you want it. Great pay, great benefits, great perks, and you only have to work once every six years to get reelected.

To answer your question, Governor has traditionally been a better on-the-job training position for President. In fact, only one other person who has been a sitting senator when elected President - Warren Harding. (JFK doesn't count as his Senatorial term was expiring).

196 posted on 09/18/2010 7:51:26 AM PDT by altair (Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent - Salvor Hardin)
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To: chilltherats

“The only conservative I’ve ever seen commit this kind of vicious stupidity is Tom Tancredo.”

Last I saw Tom was beating Maes in the polls. Perhaps the pubbie should drop out of that race.


197 posted on 09/18/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT by Grunthor (Name one country with a muslim majority that doesn't have brutal, repressive laws.)
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To: Species8472
Gotta turn that frown into a smile, Lisa...


198 posted on 09/18/2010 9:47:54 AM PDT by mikrofon (Lovely woman...)
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To: Species8472

What a dumb, elitist B...er...witch this woman is. I saw clips of her speech on FNC. She makes me sick! Joe Miller is FAR MORE QUALIFIED than her anyway!


199 posted on 09/18/2010 1:46:25 PM PDT by KansasGirl (No, I do not proofread.)
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To: rhema
"I regret that statement. I regret that I made that statement. It was made before I became aware...

that I was going to lose. Yes, of course, if I had won I would have expected Joe Miller to endorse me and kiss my ring!

I HATE THIS WOMAN!

200 posted on 09/18/2010 1:50:35 PM PDT by KansasGirl (No, I do not proofread.)
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