Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who lost the GOP nomination to Tea Party-backed Joe Miller, decided to run as a write-in candidate in the upcoming midterm elections, saying she wanted to give voters more options. However, her choice has not been welcomed by many conservatives.
The National Republican Trust PAC has criticized Murkowski for what it called her "pathetic attempt to cling to high office," and suggested she abandon her effort in order not to defy the will of Alaskan voters.
"Senator Murkowski lost the Republican Primary because her too liberal voting record did not sit well with the voters," said Scott Wheeler, executive director of the organization.
"If you go to Washington to expand the power of the government and not the individual freedoms of the electorate you will be voted out of office," he added.
He also reaffirmed his group's support for Miller and his efforts to return a conservative majority to the Senate this November.
According to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, Miller leads the race with 42 percent of the vote, against Murkowski's 27 percent. Meanwhile, the Democratic nominee Scott McAdams can count on just 25 percent of the vote.