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Murkowski Camp Celebrates Victory In Alaska Senate Race

November 22, 2010 by  

Murkowski camp celebrates victory in Alaska Senate raceMore than two weeks after votes were cast in the midterm elections, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has declared that she was re-elected to another term in Congress.

Murkowski, who is the first write-in candidate to win a Senate election since 1954, declared victory over Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, who had defeated Murkowski in the Republican primary in August. Hours before her victory speech, The Associated Press declared Murkowski the winner with about 700 votes left to count.

"Alaskans have spoken, and they've written it out, as well. It's pretty historic," said Murkowski, quoted by CBS News.

As of Nov. 18, Miller had yet to concede the race. According to the Anchorage Daily News, Miller called Alaska's voting system "suspect" and pledged to make sure the vote-counting process was fair.

Murkowski's victory came in the home state of Tea Party unofficial leader Sarah Palin, who is considering a run for president in 2012 and backed Miller's Senate campaign. Earlier this week, Murkowski said that Palin does not have the leadership qualities needed to become president, according to media reports.

The incumbent added that she believes Palin did not enjoy "[getting] down into the policy" while she was the governor of Alaska. 

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  • denny

    just goes to show what money can buy.

  • FlaJim

    This has been a very suspect election, starting when a judge overruled Alaska law and required polling stations to provide a list of write-in candidates to voters. There may be a court challenge coming.

    Murkowski might have won, regardless. She and her father have been bringing home the bacon for years. For example, every $1 in Federal taxes translates to $1.69 or more in benefits to the state. In contrast, Fla receives about 80 cents.

    If she prevails, she should be shunned by the GOP and stripped of any chairmanships or senior positions on any committees. She’s a turncoat.

    • alpha-lemming

      Is she?? I’ll defer to Alaskans who’ve seen her in action. It says “R” beside her name, but I though she ran (and won) as an Independant. Like Joe Lieberman previously, even though an “I”, I assume he caucuses with the Dems and votes reliably with them ~85% of the time. Would Ms. Murkowski, (even if she’s a RINO) be a reliable Republican vote or???

      • Robert

        NO, Murkowski votes with the democrats and for obama’s agenda most of the time. I was very sorry to see her get back in the senate !

        • alpha-lemming

          Thank you for the education.

  • dusty

    I too believe this is a suspect election. I am from CA where we saw Boxer declared a winner when only three counties had her in the majority. If you look at the color map, only 5 counties are blue; so if you are going to steal an election, you only need to have 5 counties with tampered polling booths/machines. Wanna bet who services these machines?

    • Dan az

      dusty
      I noticed that only the coast line was blue and more than 3/4′s of the state was red.I smell a pelosy or was that the cabbage I had tonight?

  • http://com i41

    Can you say the National Marxist Communist Democrat Union Party, and all socialists!

  • big jack

    This is political hubris at its best. It took a lot of self centeredness even to consider running after her primary defeat but I can’t imagine how big her head is now. What a snake in the grass she must be. The republican party has some real LOSERS (RINO’s) and she is at the top of the list. If it were me and I controlled the republican party I would find a way to ostracize her where she would have no relevance. But they will probably suck up to her, what a shame! The people of Alaska should be embarrassed.

    • Robert

      WE ARE !!!

  • Doc Sarvis

    A big blow to S. Palin in her home territory. This is the real reality not a TV show.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Murkowski is a RINO. Her family has been in politics and sometimes that all that is needed. We have seen the same thing with the Kennedys, Clintons, Rockerfellers, etc. I wonder if she’ll shape up or be shipped out the next election. I feel sorry for the Alaskans. She never should have been on the ticket.

  • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

    Alaskans, prefer Lack of Integrity, Morals, Values and Principles. A Political Whore is seeded/born from a Political Whore.

    • Robert

      WIA~~do you actually know any Alaskans ? Where did you get the notion that we prefer lack of integrity ? or that our morals are low ? or that we have low principles and values ? Do you actually believe that every Alaskan resident is like this ? You are indeed a wild indian and not a very intelligent one either. Please go back under that rock you just crawled out from under !

  • hundabuxt

    I live in Alaska and we been had. The big power in the voting booth came from the natives who were saying “Miller will take away our government money!” They came out in droves to write her in because they love that free money, for lifetime medical care, subsidized housing, tax free advantages, 8a favoritism for government contracts special hunting and fishing prevlages and on and on. This was political machinery at its finest. Miller stepped on his Gooey Duck also make no mistake about that and in one case was baited with handcuffing of the beligerent reporter. These people are clever. Miller was too realistic stating the obvious need to reign in government spending before the final collapse, which is coming. Making matters more interesting are the rumors about what went on behind the scenes with ballots. Murkowski is a soldier in the power brokers. Bought and paid for just like the rest of them. They take care of their own as was again evident with the Rangle trial. That thief got a slap on the hand. I’ve had a gut full of this crap!

  • http://InternetExplorer txfighter

    “A man (woman) without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world” Albert Camus.
    She is worse than a wild beast, she is a crook, liar, thief.

    • hundabuxt

      Agreed. One among many.

  • Norm

    The only bright side is Sarah looked like the idiot she is.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Norm,
      Only when viewed through your yellow communist eyes!!!

      • Dan az

        Joe whats that smell coming from above you did you have cabbage too? Oh its just normy again.

      • Norm

        I’m not a communist and my eyes aren’t yellow.
        As usual you’re full of s**t.

    • hundabuxt

      Norm

      Don’t underestemate her. She’s much smarter than you’d like to believe. Your liberal stripes are showing. She’s not stupid just inexperienced. She’ll get there and she’ll roast your liberal….ah, shall we say procreation tools. I like it. Liberals and lawyers are the cancer of our society.

      • Norm

        She’s as dumb as a rock. If she runs Obama wins.

  • DennisC

    Thats to bad for Alaska, what a mistake.

  • Jim Cumber

    I am surprised she has been declared the winner. Not only has Miller NOT conceded, the Court Suits have yet to be settled! We’ll see as time goes by…

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    We should hope Joe Miller will continue his battle, and not concede to that write-in RINO Jerk-owski. As we are hearing, this moron Jerk-owski seems to be moving even further to the left. I.e., although she voted against Obama-Care, she now says she will NOT vote to repeal it. She now also seems to sympathize more with “One Big Awful Mistake America” than the GOP!! Don’t give up Joe!! Keep fighting that RINO moron!! If needed, can we demand a special (runoff?) election for the senate seat in Alaska??…. I’d also like to see another election in Nevada, as I have reasons to suspect Dirty Dingy Harry Reid’s re-election was rigged (i.e., SEIU workers’ involvement, power interruptions, ‘Harry Reid’ pre-selections, etc.)…..Whether it’s Dirty Dingy Harry, or RINO Jerk-owski, DON’T LET THEM STEAL THE ELECTION!!

  • http://N/A kaytedid

    You in AK may need to check all your precinct Poll Watchers. In Arkansas, one watcher reported an Illegal Mexican going in to vote, and the only ID she had was an AR. Driver’s License. When asked if she were an American Citizen, she said, “Only driver’s license, and I can vote with it.” Her english was very broken, and she entered the precinct to vote, and was allowed to vote simply because she had a driver’s license. How many Alaskan voters did the same?

    As for Palin; she is no dummy, but she hasn’t seemed to learn that all politics is about one thing–Strategy. In all the years I spent working in politics, not only did I learn that, but I learned to USE it. Once she understands this, she will pull away from Kissinger, the CFR, Bilderbergs, and the Tri-Lateral and move ahead as a True American.

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