Murkowski Launches Write-In Bid
The Alaska Senate race grew more interesting Friday night as GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced she is launching a write-in campaign for re-election — a last-ditch effort to retain the seat she’s held since being appointed by her father, former Gov. Frank Murkowski, in 2002.
The announcement sets up a three-way race between Murkowski, Democrat Scott McAdams and Republican Joe Miller, who defeated Murkowski in the Aug. 24 primary by 2,006 votes and has the full support of Senate Republican leaders.
“We cannot accept the extremist views of Joe Miller. We can’t,” she told supporters. “We can’t accept those views. And equally we can’t accept the inexperience of Mr. McAdams.”
She added: “Come Nov. 2, you now have a choice. If you stand by me, I’m going to stand by you.”