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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 City.com ^ | 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
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 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." http://twitter.com/shushwalshe
  • If Murkowski Cheated On Bar Exam, Why Not Cheat In An Election?

    08/30/2010 9:26:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | August 30, 2010
    In 1987, after presumably taking and failing the admittedly difficult Alaskan Bar Exam several times, Senator Lisa Murkowski seems to have begun a long-term close relationship with a bar exam preparation company later hit with an 11.9 million dollar copyright violation judgment for wrongly acquiring currently in use bar exam questions to provide to exam applicants for a fee. Documented by the public record below, some sources believe Murkowski was perhaps too caught up in the high-life at a heady restaurant, owned by husband Vern Martell in the 80s, to focus on passing the exam without cheating. I've heard reports...
  • More Shenanigans in the Alaska Republican U.S. Senate Primary Race

    08/30/2010 2:07:40 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 19 replies
    Red County ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Thomas Lamb
    This evening, I made a call to the same source who told me on August 25th, about the rumor that there were 1000 ballots missing. It seems that there is some concern on how high the percentage is in the returned absentee ballots. Some number crunching has been going on and in the story published yesterday by the Anchorage Daily News, the number of the returned absentee ballots and questioned ballots stood at 23,472 with more ballots coming in. There were more allegations by the Joe Miller campaign of ballot-counting monkey business on Saturday as the absentees continue to pour into the Alaska Division of Elections. State elections officials...
  • NRSC trying to remove Joe Miller, the peoples choice.

    08/29/2010 11:03:42 AM PDT · by NEPAConservative · 76 replies
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 08/29/2010 | NEPAConservative
    From the In-box: Tea Party Express We have learned that the NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee) has sent a team of lawyers and political hacks – including the NRSC’s top lawyer – to Alaska to potentially manipulate the vote-counting process in the Alaska GOP Senate race. Their apparent goal: to help Liberal Sen. Lisa Murkowski steal the election from Conservative Republican, Joe Miller, who currently leads in the vote count. Joe Miller’s campaign has discovered that operatives are even calling absentee voters and asking them how they voted, purportedly so that they can figure out which absentee ballots to throw...
  • Murkowski RNC Lawyers Dirty Tricks

    08/27/2010 7:34:20 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 147 replies
    Listening to a local AM Talk Show here in Alaska (Glen Biegel on KBYR 700AM) numerous callers and Joe Miller are reporting that from the RNC Senatorial Cmte are calling absentee voters to find out who they voted for. Joe Miller called in and confirmed the reports. It appears anybody who answers that they voted for Miller will automatically have their ballots challenged by the National Party. http://www.kbyr.com/
  • Joe Miller: The NRSC Is Meddling In The Primary

    08/27/2010 9:50:21 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 145 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 08/27/10 | Ace of Spades
    Well, after I yelled at people and defended them and trusted them, huh? This is my personal Rubicon. Either we have a democracy or we do not. If we do not have a democracy, I won't be forced to choose between one party's anti-democratic leaders and another's. Lisa Murkowski, in all likelihood, lost. That is how we score things in America. We take our cases to the people, who are, supposedly, sovereign. If the NRSC continues attempting to thwart the sovereignty of the people, I'm personally out, and I don't care anymore if Obama's Democrats win. I really don't, and...
  • More than 20,000 ballots left untallied

    08/27/2010 9:11:54 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 84 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 27th, 2010 07:41 AM | SEAN COCKERHAM
    The Alaska Division of Elections said Thursday that it has more than 20,000 absentee and questioned ballots left to process from Tuesday's primary election. Most are expected to be Republican primary ballots that will decide the too-close-to-call race between U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller.
  • (Video) Sarah Palin On Fox Business: Palin's Winning Touch

    08/26/2010 6:59:58 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 5 replies
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin discusses the success of the candidates she has backed in prior elections on Fox Business. Palin's Winning Touch.
  • Alaska Primary Election Results Winner: Joe Miller Beats Lisa Murkowski?

    08/25/2010 12:44:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies · 1+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | August 24th, 2010
    In a shocking upset, Joe Miller is the winner of the Alaska Senate primary if the current vote projection holds for the Republican primary election. With half of the precincts reporting, Miller holds a slight 51.8 to 48.2% lead over the GOP incumbent senator. The vote lead has been consistent during the early counting and even increased slightly as more precincts have been counted in Alaska. Joe Miller has been a heavy underdog in pre-election polls, trailing the senator by 20-30 points. Nobody thought this race would be close. In fact, the mainstream media has been using the Alaska primary...
  • Fox News Interviews Joe Miller! (You Tube Video, Martha and Joe)

    08/23/2010 5:55:00 PM PDT · by Syncro · 14 replies
    Fox News, You Tube ^ | August 23, 2010 | Martha McCallum
    Joe Miller Challenges Murkowski. Republicans battle for Alaska Senate nomination in primary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOzhnhOLU-o&feature=player_embedded
  • (Video) Sarah Palin Post: Joe Miller & Lisa Murkowski Debate See Who'll Protect The Constitution

    08/22/2010 4:24:25 PM PDT · by MaxCUA
    Governor Palin 4 President ^ | Joe Miller & Lisa Murkowski
    2 part video of the debate between Joe Miller & Lisa Murkowski
  • Sarah Palin: Joe Miller is Ready to Win for Alaska!

    08/20/2010 6:35:49 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 7 replies
    Governor Palin 4 President ^ | Sarah & Todd Palin
    Alaska is so full of potential for great private sector jobs and responsible resource development for the future of the Last Frontier – if only the federal government would stop its overreach and let Alaska thrive. We need a Senator who understands this and promises to stand up for Alaska and fight Washington’s liberal agenda. We’ll get that in Joe Miller!   We’re pleased to learn that recent poll results show the Alaska senate race between Joe Miller, a decorated Desert Storm war veteran, former judge, and proven Commonsense Conservative, and incumbent Lisa Murkowski is getting very close. Joe Miller...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: We Take on a RINO for Defeat (Murkowski-AK)

    08/18/2010 12:13:09 PM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 18, 2010 | Staff
    MUST SEE VIDEO: We Take on a RINO for Defeat We are just 1-week until the critical U.S. Senate campaign where we can defeat Liberal RINO Lisa Murkowski and replace her with Conservative Republican tea party hero, Joe Miller.We've just produced this brand new TV ad and you can be the first to see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfBrbxvTDNg But now we need to make sure that every Alaskan sees this ad.
  • Poll Finds Miller’s Number Lagging Behind

    07/27/2010 8:32:49 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 2 replies
    A new poll shows US Senate candidate Joe Miller has a tough road ahead to beat incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary August 24. The poll found that among likely Republican voters, 62 percent would choose Murkowski and only 30 percent Miller. Fewer than 50 percent of poll respondents even recognized Joe Miller’s name, compared to 98 percent for Murkowski. Ivan Moore research conducted the poll. Moore says those are difficult numbers to turn around. Miller has the support of the Tea Party Express. The organization has promised to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on radio and...
  • Two More GOP Senators to Oppose Kagan (McConnell and Murkowski)

    07/02/2010 2:16:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, July 2, 2010 | Charles Riley
    SNIP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski both issued statements Friday afternoon indicating their opposition to Kagan's nomination. The announcements come hours after Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch indicated he would oppose Kagan's nomination. McConnell said Kagan was "far from forthcoming in discussing her own views on basic principles of American constitutional law" during this week's confirmation hearings. "I do not have confidence that if she were confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court she would suddenly constrain the ardent political advocacy that has marked much of her adult life," McConnell said. "The...
  • Cap-And-Traitors

    06/11/2010 5:46:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 789+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: The Senate just claimed the title of the world's most delusional body by refusing to strip unelected EPA bureaucrats of the power to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. This was the day freedom died. One wonders why we have a Congress at all. The 53 profiles in cowardice that could not get a cap-and-tax bill through the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to let the Environmental Protection Agency keep the unprecedented power Congress did not expressly give it. It is power that the EPA arrogated to itself through regulation to control every aspect of the American economy and our...
  • Stopping The EPA's Power Grab

    06/09/2010 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 359+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | June 9, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Overregulation: The Senate votes on blocking a government bureaucracy from usurping power never delegated to it by Congress. This administration may put Copenhagen above the Constitution, but we the people have other plans. The GOP's 1994 "Contract with America," a gift that keeps on giving, hopefully will rescue us once again from the clutches of an unelected bureaucracy, the Environmental Protection Agency, which has been allowed by the Supreme Court to regulate every breath we take and every machine we operate. When cap-and-tax legislation was introduced in Congress, the Obama administration threatened that if Congress failed to act, the EPA...
  • Drillgate: Secretary Salazar's Cover-Up

    02/08/2010 5:50:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,136+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy The administration asked for public comments on a plan to expand offshore drilling. When they came in 2-to-1 in favor, the Interior Department sat on the news. Time for a "Texas tea" party? When you ask for public comment on a major policy issue, at some point you should make the results public, not hide them until you can figure out a way to spin the public reaction to support a conclusion you've already drawn. On its last business day in office, the Bush administration published a proposed draft of a five-year plan to lease areas in the Atlantic...
  • Ms. Murkowski’s Mischief (stopping EPA regulation of CO2)

    01/19/2010 5:13:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 801+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 19, 2010
    Senator Lisa Murkowski’s home state of Alaska is ever so slowly melting away, courtesy of a warming planet. Yet few elected officials seem more determined than she to throw sand in the Obama administration’s efforts to do something about climate change. As part of an agreement that allowed the Senate to get out of town before Christmas, Democratic leaders gave Ms. Murkowski and several other Republicans the chance to offer amendments to a must-pass bill lifting the debt ceiling. Voting on that bill begins this week. Although she has not showed her hand, Ms. Murkowski has been considering various proposals...
  • 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...
  • Palin Crushes Murkowski 55 to 31 in Alaska Senate Poll

    12/20/2008 3:11:51 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 45 replies · 1,183+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 20, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Nothing like a little Sarah Palin news to brighten the day. If Palin were to challenge sitting GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski in a primary contest in 2010, one poll (caveat - it’s Kos’s pollster - but he’s actually pretty good) has ‘Cuda crushing Murkowski, 55 to 31. And in the deep red state of Alaska, these things are over in the primaries. The question is whether she should run for Senate in 2010 or stay governor. And irrespective of that choice, does she run for president in 2012 or wait until 2016?
  • 'What Makes People Think Having Someone Like Their Neighbor in the White House a Good Thing?'

    09/12/2008 11:27:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies · 193+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sarah Palin is sending the MSM around the bend. On MSNBC this afternoon, Andrea Mitchell provided perhaps the most blatant example yet of an MSMer openly admitting she doesn't want Palin as VP. Mitchell, clearly frustrated by Palin's every-woman-appeal, complained: "Is that what we really want in our leaders? Do we want someone 'just like me?' I mean, I don't want someone like me because I know I'm not because I know I'm not prepared to be vice-president or president. What makes people think that having someone like their neigbhor be in the White House is a good thing?" Mitchell's...
  • State ends planning for bridge to Gravina [Project that nation labeled "pork" is abandoned.]

    09/22/2007 11:28:50 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 28 replies · 447+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 22, 2007 | STEVE QUINN
    Some called it a bridge to the future. Others called it the bridge to nowhere. The bridge is going nowhere. On Friday, the state abandoned the controversial project in Ketchikan that became a national symbol of federal pork-barrel spending. It closes a chapter that has brought the state reams of ridicule, but it also leaves open wounds in a community that fought for decades to get federal help. "We went through political hot water -- tons of it -- and not just nationally but internationally," said Ketchikan-Gateway Borough Mayor Joe Williams. "We have nothing to show for it." The $398...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 4/29 - 4/30 (not the live thread)

    04/29/2006 9:00:07 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 27 replies · 867+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/29/06 | Network and Cable News
    The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: It's the oil companies faultOK, if it's not the oil companies, then it's the incompetent Bush administration foreign policiesGeorge Clooney is a serious and important voice on the international stage (can you say "presidential material?") Topics: Oil, Iraq and foreign policy Turmoil overseas is pinching American pocketbooks at the gas pumps. On Sunday, I'll speak with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ask how the...
  • MURKOWSKI COULD PULL IT OFF? (Murkowski leads Knowles 48/43 in McLaughlin(R) poll 500 LV Alaska)

    11/01/2004 4:21:18 PM PST · by Cableguy · 17 replies · 246+ views
    New NRSC poll gives her a 5-point lead: John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates conducted a three-day roll of 500 likely Alaska voters (MOE: +/- 4.5%) on Thursday and Friday, October 28th & 29th, and Sunday, October 31st, for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). The key findings are as follows: 1. The U.S. Senate head-to-head shows Senator Lisa Murkowski opening up a five-point lead over former Governor Tony Knowles: “If the election for U.S. Senate in Alaska were held today, and the candidates were Tony Knowles, the Democrat candidate, and Lisa Murkowski, the Republican candidate, for whom would you...
  • Lisa Murkowski Gaining In Polls Against Tony Knowles In Alaska

    10/22/2004 5:48:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 2,092+ views
    KTUU TV ^ | October 20, 2004
    Poll shows Murkowski's positives ratings climbing and negatives falling, but has Knowles clinging to a 46.9% to 45.3% lead.
  • Talkeetna Alaska parade float attacked (Republican Float)

    07/12/2004 8:40:09 AM PDT · by thackney · 90 replies · 3,715+ views
    Mat-Su Valley News ^ | 7/10/2004 | Not given
    Talkeetna Alaska parade float attacked -Mat-Su Valley News Palmer, Alaska 7/10/2004 The mob hurled epithets, threw rocks and threatened lives of the adults and children. There were no police or State Troopers to keep the peace. A forest service agent was on site but refused to get involved. Rick Browning, pictured left, says he was struck in the face by some sort of chemical packet and said it had a burning and blurring effect on his eyes and sinuses and the chemical caused him a severe headache. Rocks and other items were thrown at the float and the persons attending...
  • Support a RINO-Hunter: Sign Up for Mike Miller Meet-Up

    05/31/2004 8:37:32 PM PDT · by JohnBDay · 8 replies · 600+ views
    Meet-Up ^ | 5/31/04 | John Day
    If you were disappointed by the results of the Toomey-Specter primary, take hope in that there's still a chance to replace a RINO with a real conservative. Mike Miller is a conservative Republican running against RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Alaskan primary. Miller is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-tax cuts. The National Journal has rated Murkowski as the sixth most liberal Republican Senator and the most liberal Republican Senator west of the Mississippi River. Murkowski is also considered vulernable in the general election against Tony Knowles because she was appointed to seat by her father, Frank Murkowski. Even if...
  • Republicans poised to strengthen hold on Senate in 2004 elections

    06/16/2003 2:36:18 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 19 replies · 378+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June16, 2003 | Donald Lambro
    <p>Senate Republicans are in a position to make gains in 2004 because of a combination of vulnerable Democratic seats and likely retirements, according to congressional election analysts.</p> <p>While other political variables, including a weakened economy and a decline in President Bush's popularity, could influence the outcome of next year's Senate races, analysts say Republicans are favored to strengthen their hold on the Senate, which they control 51-48, with one Democratic-leaning independent.</p>
  • Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles (D) considering Senate run

    06/03/2003 10:14:11 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 283+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 6/3/03 | Liz Ruskin
    <p>WASHINGTON - Former Alaska governor Tony Knowles on Tuesday confirmed years of speculation and rumor: He is considering a run for the U.S. Senate.</p> <p>"I'm seriously looking at it," he told a reporter in Washington, after speaking to a marine conservation group about a national ocean policy.</p>