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  • Nightmare: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski down to … one point

    10/15/2010 5:38:25 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 152 replies
    HotAir ^ | 10/14/2010
    I wish I could tell you that this is some sort of Democratic internal poll or Zogby. But I can’t. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Alaska shows Republican Joe Miller with 35% support and Murkowski, the incumbent senator he defeated in the state’s GOP Primary now running as a write-in candidate, with 34% of the vote. Democrat Scott McAdams runs third with 27%. One percent (1%) prefers another candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)… Polling for write-in campaigns is always challenging, so results should be interpreted with...
  • Alaska's Sen. Murkowski a Coke Head?

    10/14/2010 7:39:03 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/14/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Dan Riehl of Riehl World View has a bit of a bombshell to drop on the arrogant, self-reverential "Senator of the people," Alaska's Lisa Murkowski -- she of the second hand Senate seat bequeathed to her by her father who held that seat himself. Riehl says that it is a commonly known, not-so-secret secret in Alaska that Lisa Murkowski is and/or was a major drug addict even as she served as Alaska's Republican Senator. Murkowski recently lost her primary, as we all know, and suddenly she is now Mz independent because obviously having her in the Senate is far, far...
  • Great Must See/Hear Campaign Video, "Lisa, It's Not Your Seat"

    10/07/2010 3:07:32 PM PDT · by OneVike · 16 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 10/07/10 | Let Freedom Ring
    A fantastically put together little ad that says exactly what many voters in Alaska think about Lisa Murkowski's entitlement attitude that she has when it comes to the Senate seat she was defeated for in the primary by Joe Miller. The video is has been making its way around the internet for a couple of weeks now. Click on the banner below to hear the great campaign video What is it about these RINOs who cannot accept the fact that the Republican voters do not want them around anymore? (Excerpt) Read more at ChicoER...
  • Patty Murray watches out for Lisa Murkowski

    10/05/2010 4:04:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 05, 2010 | Jeff Mapes
    It wasn't quite an endorsement, but you almost got the sense that Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is rooting for Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in campaign in Alaska. Murkowski launched the write-in bid after losing the GOP primary last month to Joe Miller, who had the backing of the Tea Party movement. Murray, visiting The Oregonian's editorial board on Tuesday, said that she and Murkowski "are very close friends" who have worked together on a wide range of issues.Murray said that Murkowski recently told her that Tea Party candidates are making the argument that voters shouldn't trust Republicans who work with Democrats....
  • Alaska's Murkowski failed bar exam 4 times

    10/01/2010 10:40:08 PM PDT · by Qbert · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas ^ | 10/1/2010 | Erika Bolstad
    It took Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, five attempts to pass the Alaska Bar Exam, a piece of her biography that has gone unreported until now, when she faces a long-shot write-in bid for another term in her Senate seat. Murkowski, who graduated in 1985 from Willamette University's College of Law in Oregon, wasn't admitted to the Alaska Bar until November 1987. She flunked the exam in July 1985, February 1986, July 1986 and again in February 1987. She passed on her fifth try in July 1987. Murkowski said that although her failures on the exam aren't something she talks about...
  • Lisa Murkowski: "Alaskans Have Spoken, They Cannot Accept The Extreme Views of Joe Miller"

    09/21/2010 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 96 replies
    HAP ^ | 9/21/10 | hap
    Her latest web ad: Surprise, the word "extreme" is now being used by Lisa Murkowski to define Joe Miller, Murkowski: "Over the last few weeks, thousands of Alaskans from every corner of the state have reached out to me and ask if we continue the fight for Alaska" (Video)
  • NEA-Alaska Stands Firm in Support of Murkowski for U.S. Senate

    09/21/2010 12:43:58 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 68 replies
    NEA-Alaska Stands Firm in Support of Murkowski for U.S. Senate Association will work to re-elect Senator Murkowski Following the announcement by Senator Lisa Murkowski that she will run for her seat on the U.S. Senate as a write-in candidate, NEA-Alaska today announced continued support for her re-election. As the largest union in Alaska, the 57-member Political Action Committee for Education (PACE) pledged their support in early June by an overwhelming vote and stand by Murkowski in her bid for the senate seat. The NEA-Alaska PACE committee represent public school employees from Ketchikan to Kaktovik. "We're relieved to hear Senator Murkowski...
  • Lisa Murkowski Campaign Removes Misspelled YouTube Ad

    09/20/2010 7:30:34 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies
    HAP ^ | 9/20/10 | hap
    Here's 2 screen grabs of the misspelled Murkowski web ad that has now been "removed by the user" on YouTube...Before it was removed the horrible ad had a teacher showing what looked like 3rd graders how to write-in Murkowski's name
  • What Happens If You Misspell a Write-In Vote? It depends how badly you messed it up.

    09/19/2010 6:50:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 63 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, September 17, 2010 | Alexa Tsoulis-Reay
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski is expected to announce Friday night that she plans to run for re-election in Alaska as a write-in candidate. According to the New York Times, her aides have been considering the implications of asking voters to spell Murkowski on the ballot. Just how egregiously can you distort a write-in candidate's name before election officials discount your vote? It's up to whoever counts the votes... (In Alaska, the elections director has said that Lisa M. would pass muster as a stand-in for Lisa Murkowski, but that Lisa on its own might cause problems.) There's rarely controversy over these...
  • Mark Kirk Snubs Right Nation Rally while Brady, Labno Attend (Video)

    09/19/2010 1:50:18 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies ^ | 9-19-2010 | Youtube
    YouTube - Mark Kirk Snubs Right Nation Rally while Brady, Labno Attend
  • RedState's Erick Erickson Promises Retribution on Lobbyists Who Back Lisa Murkowski

    09/18/2010 7:27:54 PM PDT · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 9/18/2010 | Matt Lewis
    More than 200 conservative bloggers who convened in Austin, Texas for the second annual 'Red State Gathering' on Saturday may have come close to eavesdropping on a conference with lobbyists that was supposed to be held by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). On Friday night, Murkowski (recently defeated in the GOP primary by Joe Miller) announced she would launch a write-in campaign. The purpose of the conference call was for the incumbent senator to get lobbyists on board with her risky campaign. Organizers of the RedState Gathering were hoping to broadcast Murkowski's comments to lobbyists over loudspeakers inside the Sheraton Austin...
  • Moderates (GOP) Successfully Reinforce Image as Untrustworthy Hacks

    09/18/2010 9:36:26 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/17/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Between Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Mike Castle refusing to endorse O’Donnell — a forgivable sentiment the day after a bitter defeat, less so as time goes by — and the rumor that Murkowski is running, the RINO-hunters have a point that the moderates never seem to be willing to compromise or put the party’s interest first. The NRSC will help elect a lot of winning GOP candidates this year, but between Specter, Crist, and Murkowski, they have had an embarrassing cycle . . .
  • DeMint blasts Murkowski in speech to Values Voters Summit

    09/17/2010 3:59:13 PM PDT · by Qbert · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/2010 | Elise Viebeck
    Though he didn't name her specifically, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) blasted Senate colleague Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) Friday morning during a speech to the Values Voters Summit.  "Even in Alaska, the home of bacon, they threw out that senator," DeMint told an applauding crowd as he discussed the Tea Party movement. He also took the opportunity to praise Murkowski's challenger, local Alaska attorney Joe Miller, to whom she conceded the Republican Senate primary on Sept. 1, and to express his fondness for the Tea Party movement. "Tea parties? I've been to a lot of them," he said to more applause.  He...
  • Murkowski Can Win as Write-In

    09/17/2010 3:54:38 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 72 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09/17/2010 | Nate Silver
    The Hotline reports that Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who was defeated in the Republican primary last month by Joe Miller, will run for the Senate as a write-in candidate against Mr. Miller and the Democratic candidate, Scott McAdams. The move is not entirely unexpected: Ms. Murkowski had not endorsed Mr. Miller, and instead had reportedly been in discussions with the Libertarian Party to appear on their ballot line. The Libertarians having refused her overtures, the only option remaining for Ms. Murkowski was to run as a write-in (Alaska, like most states, does not permit candidates to file for the ballot...
  • Murkowski Will Run As Write-In

    09/17/2010 1:51:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 114 replies
    Hotline on Call ^ | 09/17/2010 | Reid Wilson and Dan Friedman
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will run for re-election as a write-in candidate after losing her bid for renomination, according to sources briefed on Murkowski's decision. Murkowski's decision will set up a 3-way battle between the incumbent, Miller and Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams (D), potentially turning the race on its head. Private 3-way polling has shown Miller leading, but by a narrow margin. Murkowski will make the formal announcement tonight in Anchorage. She has been mulling her options after losing to attorney Joe Miller (R) by 1.8% -- or about 2K votes out of 110K cast. Miller won with the backing...
  • Lisa Murkowski Calls Tea Party Group "Extremist"

    09/14/2010 6:01:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 169 replies
    CBS News ^ | Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Brian Montopoli
    SNIP In the statement, Murkowski said she would not run as a Libertarian candidate, which means that if she does run it will be as a write-in candidate. In explaining her decision, Murkowski had some harsh words for the Tea Party Express, which backed Miller. "...After meeting with the Libertarian candidate last week and considering that option, I cannot in good conscience seek the Libertarian nomination," she said. "As disappointed as I am in the outcome of the Primary and my belief that the Alaska Republican Party was hijacked by the Tea Party Express, an outside extremist group, I am...
  • Does Senator Lisa Murkowski Deserve a Second Chance? No

    09/10/2010 2:14:43 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 7 replies
    Red County ^ | September 9th, 2010 | Thomas Lamb
    For the last week, there was a political tennis match being played in Senator Lisa Murkowsi's defeat. The issue on whether or not Lisa Murkowski would seek to run as an Independent was being volleyed back and forth between the Alaska Libertarian Party and supporters of Lisa Murkowski. One day, the Alaska Libertarian Party stated Senator Murkowski would not be a good fit. Then the next day, it seemed that she may fit the Alaska Libertarian Party. But through the volleys in the political game, a pledge by Senator Lisa Murkowski had been lost or silenced by the media; a...
  • Why we should all mourn Lisa Murkowski [EnviroNitwit Sobs Helplessly as Beloved RINO Goes Down)

    09/02/2010 6:49:09 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/10 | Stephen Stromberg
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) conceded her primary race Tuesday night. And despite the crowing from the enviro left and the climate-skeptic right, this is bad news. Covering energy issues, I've often disagreed with Murkowski and her staff, particularly on whether the Environmental Protection Agency should have the authority to regulate carbon emissions. But she is one of the last few Republicans in Congress who favors addressing climate change robustly. She has even -- in her tortured, elected-from-a-deep-red-state way -- favored putting a price on carbon emissions, a rational policy that the rest of her party has demagogued to death with...
  • Murkowski Choose the Wrong Animal (Comic)

    09/01/2010 9:30:31 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 11 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 9/1/10 | Duane Lester
    As I noted before, Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded the primary to Tea Party backed Joe Miller. But the Tea Party wasn't the only thing backing Joe Miller.
  • 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."