In Search of Pyrhhic Victory Joe Miller Burns Bridges with AK GOP instead
“The people that are around him are the anti-party,” Alaska-based GOP consultant Art Hackney said. “In this insistence, now that he’s doing this for the law and not himself, I think he’s building a pretty deeply felt desire to see him out of politics forever.”
Miller is considering future campaigns, and tea party groups have encouraged him to press on. This has put establishment Republicans in Washington, D.C., in a tough position, given they backed Miller as the nominee when he defeated Murkowski in a summer primary, but now they admit they are relieved she was able to win her write-in bid. Murkowski has eased back into her role in the GOP caucus on Capitol Hill after an uncomfortable few months, and she has been attending the party lunches.
As Miller’s legal challenges continue, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has not intervened either way.