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

    11/17/2010 12:15:12 PM PST · by TonyInOhio · 219 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/10 | Unattributed
    Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate
  • Murkowski Pulls Ahead In Senate Race

    11/15/2010 7:54:11 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 59 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 15, 2010
    Lisa Murkowski has officially pulled ahead in the race to be Alaska's next senator. The latest numbers from Juneau show Joe Miller with 90,458 votes. That includes 10 write-ins credited to him. The Division of Elections has counted 92,164 votes to Lisa Murkowski. That number includes 7,601 votes challenged by the Miller campaign. Ballot counting is finished for Monday. Elections workers and volunteers will return Tuesday and continue to pore over ballots. Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell says that could continue likely until the end of the week. Absentee votes represent the last big batch of outstanding ballots from the Nov....
  • Spokesman: Murkowski intends to caucus with GOP

    10/31/2010 8:39:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 31, 2010 | BECKY BOHRER
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she fully intends to caucus with Republicans if she wins re-election as a write-in candidate. Questions about Murkowski's intentions caused a flurry on Twitter Sunday after she told CNN she would return to a new Congress to represent the interests of Alaskans and not the GOP.
  • PPP (D) Poll: Miller leads in Alaska (Miller 37%, Leesa Merkowskee 30%, McAdams 30%)

    10/31/2010 8:45:01 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 148 replies
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010 Miller leads in Alaska Joe Miller is favored heading into the final two days of the US Senate campaign in Alaska. 37% of voters say they'll pick him while 30% plan to vote for Scott McAdams and another 30% plan to write in Lisa Murkowski. Miller is winning despite having the worst personal favorability numbers of the three candidates. Only 36% have a positive opinion of him while 59% view him in a negative light. McAdams is by far the most popular with 50% rating him favorably to only 30% with an unfavorable one. Voters aren't...
  • ATTENTION ALASKA POLL WATCHERS: Here's how Lisa will lose votes

    10/31/2010 4:24:05 PM PDT · by no dems · 33 replies
    October 31, 2010 | no dems
    Spread the word to all GOP poll watchers in Alaska: When one writes in a candidate's name, they MUST ALSO DARKEN IN THE OVAL CIRCLE. If they don't do that, the vote does NOT count. Keep a close eye, Poll Watchers and thank you for your service.
  • On the Record (Fox News) Murkowski Interview [Won't rule out caucusing with Dems]

    10/31/2010 7:49:18 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 32 replies
    10/31/10 | Duke C.
    If you didn't catch it, listen to the replay. Murkowski absolutley refused to confirm that she would caucus with the Republicans if elected! WOW!! Miller landslide is on the way...!
  • Lisa Murkowski may not be with Republicans

    10/31/2010 4:01:01 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 70 replies
    CNN - Twitter ^ | October 31, 2010 | Dana Bash
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  • Poll: Miller falls to last place

    10/30/2010 2:36:47 PM PDT · by South40 · 130 replies
    Poliico ^ | 10/29/2010 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    After several rough weeks on the campaign trail, a new poll out of Alaska shows Republican Joe Miller has fallen to last place in the three-way Senate race. A Hays Research Group poll released Thursday showed write-in candidates, presumably meaning Sen. Lisa Murkowski, in the lead with 34 percent, Democrat Scott McAdams with 29 percent and Miller with 23 percent. Murkowski is waging a write-in bid since losing the Republican primary to Miller.
  • Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Endorses Federal Same-Sex 'Marriage' Ban

    10/27/2010 6:27:31 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies
    Wednesday October 27, 2010 Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Endorses Federal Same-Sex 'Marriage' Ban By Peter J. SmithFAIRBANKS, Alaska, October 27, 2010 ( – Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller stated recently that he would support a U.S. constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, although he would prefer the matter left to the states.Miller, a pro-life candidate running neck-and-neck with incumbent and write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senator, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that he would support a constitutional amendment, if that were seen as the solution to the challenge of legal...
  • Gov. Palin And Joe Miller At Combat Veterans Event In San Diego

    10/08/2010 11:48:25 PM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    Special Guest Gov. Sarah Palin and a number of celebrities will join the 27 Combat Veterans running for Congress October 9 at the Patriotic Gala in San Diego, an event organized by Combat Veterans for Congress. West Point graduate and Desert Storm veteran Joe Miller will be the Keynote Speaker. One of the 27 candidates from 18 states endorsed by the PAC, Miller was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and has been endorsed in his bid for the U.S. Senate by Gov. Palin. Comedian Norm Crosby will be a Special Guest Star at the event, which will be MC'ed...
  • Murkowski's 'Alaska Mafia' and the public dole

    10/06/2010 10:05:49 PM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/06/10 | Tim Carney
        Once insurgent conservative Joe Miller knocked off moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska's Senate primary, almost all Beltway Republicans lined up behind Miller. But thanks to Alaska's unique political culture, there is a small cadre -- mostly former staffers for Murkowski and other Alaska lawmakers -- supporting her quixotic write-in race for re-election.Murkowski's bid has brought attention to a quiet but significant clique on K Street composed of former aides to Murkowksi, her father, Frank, former Sen. Ted Stevens, and Rep. Don Young, who specialize in lobbying for energy interests, Alaskan natives, and Alaska's towns and cities. The...
  • A Dark Horse Emerges in Alaska: The Incumbent

    09/29/2010 9:23:32 PM PDT · by paudio · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/27/10 | William Yardley
    So why do plenty of people here, from analysts to many rank-and-file Republicans, think that Ms. Murkowski, 53, who first came to office through the easiest route imaginable (her father, then the governor, appointed her in 2002), could well pull off the impossible? Because in a matter of weeks, she has morphed from establishment incumbent to renegade underdog. For many, it might seem crushing to go from sitting senator to plaintive write-in, but Ms. Murkowski is using it to her advantage, painting herself as the maverick in this race.
  • Lisa Murkowski to Run Write-in Campaign (Does the people lack grace and class or what?)

    09/18/2010 9:36:56 PM PDT · by This Just In · 35 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 17, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    <p>The Alaska is reporting defeated incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski will announce later today that she is going to run a write-in campaign against her victorious opponent Joe Miller. Miller being the Tea Party victor.</p>
  • Joe Miller Moneybomb

    09/18/2010 2:50:53 PM PDT · by WWRD · 34 replies
    Joe Miller - The Conservative Candidate for Alaska
  • (Alaska)Republican Party: We Stand Firm Behind Joe Miller

    09/17/2010 10:26:15 PM PDT · by onyx · 73 replies · 1+ views
    KTVA ^ | 09/17/2010 09:10:47 PM PDT | Alaska Republican Party Press Release
    Statement from Alaska Republican Party: Anchorage, Alaska - Today Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she would re-enter Alaska's US Senate race as a write in candidate. Regardless of her decision the Alaska Republican Party stands firm behind our elected Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller. "The Alaska Republican Party has been respectful of Senator Murkowski's service and tried to give her a moment of pause with which she could come to the right decision," said Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich. "I am disappointed the Senator has decided not to respect the will of Alaska's Republican Primary voters. The 2010 Republican Primary...
  • Murkowski to run as write-in candidate; state GOP condemns move

    09/18/2010 3:20:16 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 71 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2010 | Kim Murphy
    The U.S. Senate race in Alaska was turned on its head in August, when Tea Party Express-backed candidate Joe Miller upset incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. On Friday evening, Murkowski stunned the state again with a decision to mount a write-in campaign to hold on to her seat. "This is a statement we must make for Alaskans. Together we can do what they say cannot be done. Alaska is not fair game for outside extremists. We are smarter than that … and we will not be had," Murkowski said as cheering supporters in Anchorage shouted, "Run, Lisa, run!"...
  • Murkowski Concedes Alaska Primary Race to Tea Party Candidate

    08/31/2010 8:23:34 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 16 replies
    In a major upset, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has conceded her GOP Senate primary race to Tea Party Express favorite Joe Miller, who had the backing of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. "I don't see a scenario in which the primary will turn out in my favor," Murkowski said in her concession speech. Murkowski made the concession speech Tuesday night, a full week after the primary. Miller has never held elected office but he is now the immediate front-runner in the heavily Republican state. Murkowski trailed Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, by 1,668 votes after last week's primary. Election officials began counting...
  • Murkowski concedes GOP Senate race to Miller

    08/31/2010 8:10:43 PM PDT · by warm n fuzzy · 26 replies ^ | 31 August 2010 | ADN
    Incumbent Lisa Murkowski has conceded to challenger Joe Miller in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Speaking to reporters at her campaign headquarters in Anchorage, Murkowski said "based on where we are right now, I don't see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor." The concession come after a day of counting absentee ballots in which Murkowski gained little ground on Miller, the Fairbanks attorney backed by former Gov. Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express. Murkowski trailed Miller by 1,668 votes after last Tuesday primary. Election officials began counting absentee and other outstanding ballots today....
  • Murkowski concedes Alaska GOP Senate primary

    08/31/2010 7:32:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 153 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-31-10
    <p>Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will concede tonight in the Alaska GOP senatorial primary which remained unresolved after last Tuesday's voting, ....</p>
  • Murkowski concedes GOP Senate race to Miller

    08/31/2010 8:20:39 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10.1.2010 | unknown
    Speaking at a news conference broadcast on live television from her campaign headquarters in Anchorage, Murkowski said "based on where we are right now, I don't see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor. And that is a reality that is before me at this point in time."
  • Breaking News on FOX: Murkowski just conceded (Vanity)

    08/31/2010 7:32:29 PM PDT · by no dems · 83 replies
    August 31,2010 | no dems
    On Greta VanSusteren's program it was just reported that Lisa Murkowski has conceded saying: "It doesn't look like the results will be in our favor."
  • Alaska Miller (R) winner

    08/31/2010 7:34:35 PM PDT · by ADSUM · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News On the record | 8/31/10 | Greta
    Miller winner after Murkowski concedes.
  • Lisa Murkowski will hold a press conference in twenty minutes. (It's over - She is calling family)

    08/31/2010 7:10:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 159 replies
    swingstateproject ^ | Tuesday August 31, 2010
    Murkowski will hold a press conference in twenty minutes. Being generous, let’s say there are 7000 valid GOP votes left to be counted. Murkowski would need 61% of them to win. She’s done. @shushwalshe: Murkowski staffer: "She is calling her family now. It looks like she will come out + concede. That's what we recommended to her."
  • Miller concerned Murkowski will 'pull an Al Franken'

    08/27/2010 3:48:37 AM PDT · by wmileo · 140 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Joe Miller, the Republican candidate who is poised to knock off Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) in a primary contest, said Thursday he is concerned she will launch a protracted legal battle to save her seat. Miller, an Iraq war veteran who received the backing of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), emerged from the election Tuesday night with a narrow lead over Murkowski, an incumbent who assumed the seat from her father. But officials are still counting absentee ballots in the close race and a lawyer for the GOP Senate campaign committee is heading to Alaska to assist the senator....
  • Miller's lead slims; Murkowski awaits absentees

    08/26/2010 5:09:45 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies · 2+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 26, 2010 | Sean Cockerham
    Joe Miller's lead over U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski slightly narrowed to 1,668 votes with all the election precincts counted Wednesday. A stunned Murkowski said she is not giving up hope until absentee ballots are counted starting next week. "It ain't over yet, folks," Murkowski said at her campaign headquarters in Anchorage. "There are thousands of absentees that are yet to come in." Miller was leading with 47,027 votes to 45,359 for Murkowski after the final precinct results came in late Wednesday afternoon. More than 16,000 absentees were requested from the Division of Elections and about 7,600 of them have come...
  • Joe Miller Fires A Shot In Alaska

    08/27/2010 1:31:28 AM PDT · by libbylu · 91 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/26/2010 | ERICK ERICKSON
    The NRSC has sent its top lawyer to Alaska on Lisa Murkowski’s behalf and Joe Miller went on Fox today to point out the NRSC is inappropriately meddling in the race now, even though Murkowski is flirting with an independent or write-in bid. Well, I’ve just received a copy of a letter (PDF) from Miller’s attorneys demanding the disqualification of Lisa Murkowski campaign observer Bonnie Jack. The Alaska Division of Elections staff and Joe Miller’s staff observed Ms. Jack using confidential voter information and then calling a voter based on that information. The Miller team wants Ms. Jack disqualified.
  • Will Murkowski run as an independent?

    08/25/2010 1:58:56 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-25-10 | Allahpundit
    That was the second thought I had this morning when I heard about Miller’s likely upset (the first, of course, was “Dude?”), and no doubt it was the first thought that Murkowski herself had. People often compare Crist’s indie run this year to Lieberman’s bid four years ago after losing the primary to Ned Lamont, but there’s a big difference between those two. Florida is a purple state with two legit party nominees, so Crist is facing a crapshoot in a true three-way race. Connecticut was a blue state where the GOP nominee was a non-factor, so Lieberman knew he...
  • Alaska Senate Race Gets Complicated

    08/25/2010 2:13:52 PM PDT · by CA Conservative · 48 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 8/25/10 | Kate Sheppard
    Well, this could make things even more interesting in Alaska. Tea party candidate Joe Miller looks likely to unseat incumbent Lisa Murkowski, but now the Daily Beast is reporting that the state's senior senator is mulling a third-party run. While the deadline for independent candidates to file has passed, "a source within the Murkowski campaign says they know of one possible legal option to pursue a third party run." And then it gets even more complicated, as rumors fly that Democrats might substitute former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles for Scott McAdams, the winner of yesterday's primary, on the November ballot....
  • Sen. Murkowski trailing Tea Party-backed challenger in early returns

    08/25/2010 2:21:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/25/2010 | Shane D'Aprile
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is in danger of becoming the third incumbent senator to lose in the 2010 election cycle. Attorney Joe Miller appears on the verge of a stunning upset in Alaska's Republican Senate primary but the race has not been officially called and could be headed for a recount.
 The Tea Party-backed candidate leads Murkowski by less than 3,000 votes with 77 percent of precincts reporting. The final results may not be known for a week, according to the Anchorage Daily News. The Alaska Division of Elections said over 16,000 absentee ballots were requested and, as of Monday...
  • Joe Miller leads in a close race with Murkowski (upset special?)

    08/24/2010 10:34:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 57 replies
    Wednesday August 25, 2010
    Joe Miller wasn't even suppose to compete well with incumbent Murkowski in AK primary....but word was that Miller started to gain the momentum in the past few days and Murowski known not to finsish strong in the past even with weak candidates 29.2% reported Joe Miller 50.7% Lisa Murkowski 49.3%
  • Palin Takes on Two Old Foes in Alaska Primary

    08/23/2010 7:26:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 23, 2010 | Scott Conroy
    In Going Rogue, Sarah Palin unleashed some of her most descriptive personal jabs against her former close aide turned bitter enemy John Bitney, whom she described as "a Blackberry games addict who couldn't seem to keep his lunch off his tie." Palin blamed Bitney for inspiring a still infamous comment that she made about state legislators during her early days in office and added, "the fact that his shirt was buttoned one button off and his shirt tail was poking through his open fly didn't exactly inspire confidence." Bitney, now the campaign manager for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a fellow...
  • Republican Party Hack Lisa Murkowski Fails Constitutional Law (Miller/Murkowski Debate Included)

    08/21/2010 1:31:24 AM PDT · by onyx · 67 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | Ian Lazaran
    Yesterday Joe Miller, a decorated Desert Storm veteran, Bronze Star recipient, and Yale law school graduate, engaged in a debate with Republican Party hack Lisa Murkowski. At one point Joe Miller asked Murkowski why she continued to support programs that are outside of the constitutional mandate of limited federal government. Seeat the 7:40 mark) RUNNING: Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller (Part 1/2) He cited Murkowski's strong support for abortion, her votes in support of government bail outs and TARP, and Miller asked her where in the Constitution was there support for Roe v Wade and why she voted as a...
  • Miller Surging Past Murkowski in Alaska? (By the numbers)

    08/14/2010 12:04:26 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 08/14/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    Two weeks ago, on July 30, 2010, I posted the attached critique of the puff piece in the Washington Post on Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski by Journolister and Palin basher Jason Horowitz, which notes her many liberal Democrat friends and admirers in Alaska, including Palin antagonists/Obama operatives Ethan Berkowitz and Hollis French. The only poll, which is highly suspect, was commissioned by Berkowitz, a big liberal friend of Murkowski who ran against the Palin/Parnell ticket for Lieutenant Governor in 2006 and got clobbered. Berkowitz is now running in the Democrat Primary for Governor but somehow he had the money...

    08/02/2010 11:25:36 AM PDT · by Syncro · 12 replies · 3+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 2, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or <p> NAVY SEAL COMES TO ALASKA TO TAKE ONSENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI Former Navy SEAL Benjamin Smith is traveling to Alaska this week to take on Senator Lisa Murkowski - and support her Republican primary opponent, Conservative Republican, Joe Miller. Smith will speak at several events this week including a Monday (August 2nd) news conference in Anchorage at 11:00 AM and an event in Wasilla at 5:00 PM. “I’ve served the country I love to do my part to ensure that America remains a bastion of freedom and liberty.  Our forefathers left us the gift of freedom and empowerment of...
  • Piling On With Palin: Tea Party Express Backs Murkowski Rival

    06/16/2010 8:33:50 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 106 replies · 1,427+ views
    CNN reports that Tea Party Express is joining Sarah Palin in backing the longshot who wants to unseat Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. Though lawyer Joe Miller, shown at left, has far less name identity in the state, Tea Party Express will pour in people and money to try to "level the playing field," reports CNN's Shannon Travis. It will be interesting to see whether Republicans in Alaska view the endorsement as verification of Miller's conservative credentials or just a continuation of a family feud that started when Palin booted the senator's father, ex-senator and ex-Gov. Frank...
  • Maryline Blackburn Beat Sarah Palin At Miss Alaska, And Now Is Running For Office

    06/02/2010 2:18:21 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 45 replies · 1,768+ views
    Frisky ^ | 4/29/10 | Kate Torgovnick
    World, prepare for the next beauty queen-turned-politician. Maryline Blackburn defeated Sarah Palin in the Miss Alaska Pageant in 1984, showing off her vocal cords in the talent competition and becoming the first African-American woman to win, err, enter the pageant. (Sarah’s flute-playing earned her Miss Congeniality.) Since then, Maryline moved to Atlanta, became a singer, and was nominated for two Grammys.

    01/14/2010 12:32:04 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 10 replies · 678+ views
    Jan 14, 2010 | MestaMachine
    ALASKA ELECTION CENTRAL If we are going to make a difference in the upcoming election, we need to KNOW the candidates. Please post the names of ALL your Congressional candidates on this thread along with any and all information available. We need names, positions, platforms, news articles, statements, pictures. We need to separate the RINOS from the Conservatives, and most of all, we need to get the liberals of either party OUT!We can do this if you help. I have started this thread. All you have to do is contribute a little time and a little research. Help us...
  • The Democrats' Sinking Ship

    01/06/2010 4:41:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,691+ views ^ | January 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Election 2010: The back-to-back Senate retirements of Byron Dorgan and Chris Dodd may be just the beginning. The people have seen the future of health care reform and found it doesn't work. Apres moi, le deluge. We don't know what the Mayan calendar says about 2010, but it's starting to look like the end of the world for Democratic electoral prospects. Americans who watched in shock as government tried to step between them and their doctors, may have the last laugh. The tea party isn't over until the angry mob votes. As rage grew over the attempt to nationalize one-sixth...
  • The Chicago Way (W.H. Threatens Nelson with AFB Closure)

    12/16/2009 4:29:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies · 2,025+ views
    Investor's Business daily ^ | December 16, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Politics: If the Democrats' stitched-together Frankenstein monster of health care reform gets the 60 votes to get through the Senate, it will have been done through an assortment of bribes and brass knuckles. (snip) Sen. Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, has also been critical of the buy-in and public option, but he has an additional issue about whatever comes out of the Senate not involving public funding of abortion in any way. Michael Goldfarb on the Weekly Standard blog quotes a Senate aide as saying the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the...
  • Blanche Lincoln's Balancing Act (Whatever Shall I Do)

    11/22/2009 10:48:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies · 946+ views
    NRO Online ^ | November 20, 2009 | David J. Sanders
    For Sen. Blanche Lincoln, the moderate Arkansas Democrat, the nation’s health-care woes may lead to more headaches than any medicine could alleviate. Lincoln is a pivotal vote on the motion to begin debate on Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s health-care legislation; if the motion passes, she could be the swing vote on the eventual motion to close debate. Her decision isn’t simply a calculation about winning the right number of concessions, as perhaps President Obama and the Democratic leadership hope; it’s about her political survival. The pressure in Washington may be significant — Lincoln has had sit-down meetings with Obama...
  • Sweeteners For The South (Louisiana Purchase: $300 Million For Landrieu)

    11/22/2009 10:16:34 AM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies · 1,541+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2009 | Dana Milbank
    Staffers on Capitol Hill were calling it the Louisiana Purchase. On the eve of Saturday's showdown in the Senate over health-care reform, Democratic leaders still hadn't secured the support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of the 60 votes needed to keep the legislation alive. The wavering lawmaker was offered a sweetener: at least $100 million in extra federal money for her home state. And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor midafternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote -- and to trumpet the financial "fix" she had arranged for Louisiana. "I am not going...
  • FEC finds problems with SarahPAC contributions [to Murkowski, McCain in 2010 primary, general]

    08/28/2009 1:00:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1,596+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-08-28
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Federal Elections Commission has found that former Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee gave excessive contributions to two well-known Republicans. The problem is highlighted in a letter sent to SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford. Crawford told The Anchorage Daily News that the problem has been fixed. He said SarahPAC has sorted out the $5,000 contributions to Sens. John McCain and Lisa Murkowski, and the campaigns have already refunded $200 each. Crawford blamed the problems on election software used to deal with required disclosures. . . . . . Crawford said SarahPAC has redesignated the $5,000 going...
  • Re-election 2010: Why Palin bails out

    05/07/2009 8:40:53 PM PDT · by yongin · 68 replies · 2,317+ views
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | April 27, 2009 | Andrew Halcro
    <p>With a 2010 re-election campaign about to come knocking on the door of Governor Sarah Palin, the lyrics to the classic rock song "Should I stay or should I go" by the Clash are probably rattling around in that head of hers. But there is only one verse that is even remotely relevant as it applies to Palin's political future; "If I go there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double."</p>
  • Alaskans Sour on Sarah Palin

    05/07/2009 1:00:48 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 77 replies · 2,881+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5/7/09 | Susan Davis
    Once billed as the most popular governor in America, Alaska Republican Sarah Palin has seen her popularity take a dive. According to a recent Hays Research poll, 54% of Alaskans have either a very or somewhat positive view of the governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee while 42% have a very or somewhat negative view. The results are vastly different than a similar poll taken by Hays Research about a year ago which gave Palin an 86% positive rating and a 9% negative rating.
  • Palin plans to assist Murkowski campaign in 2010

    04/07/2009 8:28:20 PM PDT · by euram · 15 replies · 662+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 04-07-09 | Palin plans to assist Murkowski campaign in 2010
    "The governor has no intention of running for the senator's seat in 2010," Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said Tuesday. "(Palin) thinks the senator is doing a great job and that's why she's looking forward to hosting a fundraiser for her." Stapleton said details won't be set until after Alaska's legislative session ends on April 19. She said there would be at least one fundraiser, likely in the next couple of months. "I know it is a priority for the governor to have a fundraiser in the state of Alaska" Stapleton said.
  • Alaska: Parnell Weighing Rematch With Young

    04/02/2009 6:19:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 470+ views
    Roll Call ^ | April 2, 2009 | Shira Toeplitz
    Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell (R) is considering a primary rematch against Rep. Don Young next year. According to sources close to the lieutenant governor, Parnell is leaving the door open to another bid for Alaska’s at-large seat after he came close to defeating the 19-term lawmaker last year.
  • Palin joins call for new Senate election after Stevens' case dropped

    04/02/2009 2:50:49 PM PDT · by euram · 121 replies · 3,533+ views ^ | 04-02-09 | Rena Delbridge
    JUNEAU — Gov. Sarah Palin echoed a call from the Alaska Republican Party for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich to step down after the Justice Department asked a judge to toss out corruption charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens. Stevens, a 40-year senator, was convicted on seven counts of ethics violations by a Washington, D.C., jury days before the November 2008 election. He lost a re-election bid to Begich, a Democrat and former Anchorage mayor. The U.S. Department of Justice this week said they'll ask a judge to clear Stevens' conviction.
  • Murkowski leads Palin in new poll [AK]

    01/07/2009 1:55:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-01-06 | Aaron Blake
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin might have a tougher time than once thought if she were to take on Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a Republican primary next year. A Dittman Research poll shows Murkowski leading this year’s GOP vice presidential nominee in the hypothetical matchup, 57-33, according to KTUU-TV in Anchorage.
  • New Poll Shows Palin Would Trail Murkowski Big In A Senate Race

    01/06/2009 7:11:54 AM PST · by steve-b · 69 replies · 1,879+ views
    KTUU ^ | 1/5/09 | Mike Ross
    Even with the last election barely two months in the rearview mirror, some in the national media have speculated that Gov. Sarah Palin might make a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010 as a prelude to running for president in 2012. But a new poll out Monday shows Palin would have a tough time if she decides to take on Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Pollster Dave Dittman just finished a statewide survey on a possible Palin-versus-Murkowski matchup - and Murkowski beats Palin, at least in this poll, hands down. Murkowski garnered 57 percent to Palin's 33 percent; 9 percent said...
  • New poll shows Palin no longer Alaska's most popular politician [not really but still interesting]

    01/04/2009 1:09:33 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 40 replies · 1,969+ views
    The Alaska Standard ^ | 3 Jan 09 | Dan Fagan
    New poll shows Palin no longer Alaska's most popular politician Posted on 03 January 2009 By Dan Fagan Ask conservative Republicans across the country what they think of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and the vast majority of them will begin to gush in cult-like fashion about how wonderful she is. Palin has energized the conservative base unlike anyone since Ronald Reagan. But how is she doing in the state in which she governs? Some speculate Palin has every intention of running for president four years from now after tasting the national spotlight. She has yet to rule out a...