Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins Alaska write-in campaign

WASHINGTON Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:18pm EST

WASHINGTON Nov 17 (Reuters) - Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday became the first U.S. senator in half a century to win as a write-in candidate.

Election returns from a lengthy counting process in Alaska showed that Murkowski narrowly defeated conservative Tea Party movement favorite Joe Miller to win re-election.

Miller, backed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, had defeated Murkowski in the Republican primary campaign in Alaska, prompting Murkowski to mount a write-in campaign.

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Whys wrote:
Go Murkowski! Wipe that smirk right off Palin’s face.

Nov 17, 2010 4:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RonaldLee wrote:
I am the founder of the Millenial Party, and I am so grateful for Lisa Murkowski’s victory over ignorance.

Nov 17, 2010 4:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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