September 1, 2010 / 2:41 AM / 8 years ago

Alaska Republican Sen. Murkowski concedes

WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has dropped out of the race for her seat in the Senate, U.S. media reported on Tuesday.

Murkowski had trailed challenger Joe Miller in the Republican primary. Miller, a Tea Party favorite, had the backing of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

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