Assessing Joe Miller
A lot of people have accused Joe Miller in Alaska of running a “paranoid” campaign. I admit that I’ve thought it. Turns out he has been right to do so. We have the local CBS affiliate in Alaska out to get him — caught on tape no less. We have John Cornyn on TV giving a muddled message about who he supports, forcing the NRSC to | Read More »
So This is Why Lisa Murkowski Failed The Bar Exam 4 Times
In an interview with Rachel Maddow Lisa Murkowski explains that thinking something is unconstitutional because it is not in the constitution is not “mainstream.” Maybe so Lisa. But it doesn’t make it wrong.
Left-Wing Blogger Starts a Fight at a Joe Miller Rally
The media is buzzing today about an altercation that happened at the Joe Miller rally in Alaska. A left-wing blogger, Tony Hopfinger, tried to corner Joe Miller as Miller was departing. He kept shoving people to get to Miller and it did not go over well. The left tried to blow this up, as did Murkowski, but now several eye witness reports are coming out, | Read More »
Murkowski Yet Again Profits In Office
I’ve documented before how Lisa Murkowski profited in office through a land deal in which she increased the value of property by directing a federal earmark to build a short road to the property for several millions of dollars. Well, she’s done it again. This time by voting for TARP. Turns out Lisa had substantial investments in several of the companies that benefited the most | Read More »
Republicans Must Remove Lisa Murkowski From The Energy Committee
Lisa Murkowski is going to run a write-in campaign against Joe Miller, the Republican Senate nominee, in Alaska. Murkowski, during the primary against Joe Miller, used her ranking status on the Senate Energy Committee as a key selling point. Murkowski is no longer the Republican nominee and is running against the Republican nominee, forcing the GOP to spend money in Alaska it might otherwise not | Read More »
I have a man-crush on Joe Miller
Thanks to Media Matters (thought I’d never write anything like that) for highlighting my clip from CNN last night about Joe Miller. I so totally have a man-crush on this dude. He calls the Democrats ‘socialists’, says Barack Obama is ‘bad for America’, and wants to privatize social security. Wish they’d actually kept it going to the point where I was also praising Jesse Helms. | Read More »
Conservatives Have Won Nothing. You Read It Right. NOTHING.
It has come to this, I’m afraid. We need to keep our perspective. Conservatives have won nothing. Nothing. Ken Buck you say? Sharron Angle? Mike Lee? Pat Toomey? Marco Rubio? Joe Miller? Rand Paul? Nikki Haley? Here, pay attention: they are all candidates. Yes, yes — we won primaries. Contrary to popular opinion that conservatives wanted a purge of party, we instead played smartly — | Read More »
More Notes From Alaska
Big Government has more on Alaska and notes: Murkowski did not endorse Joe Miller. This is getting to be a trend among beaten Republicans that they don’t endorse their more conservative challengers. See e.g. Bill McCollum. Sources in Alaska confirm Murkowski is in talks with the Libertarians, though the LIbertarians are saying she won’t get on the ballot for them. By the way, it is | Read More »
Knee Capping Mitch McConnell: Lisa Murkowski Concedes to Joe Miller
Lisa Murkowski is conceding the senate primary in Alaska to RedState and Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller. This news is bigger than Lisa Murkowski. While Establishment Republicans will bristle at it, this is a near total kneecapping of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, not to mention another rejection of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Consider this inside baseball fact: McConnell has chosen as his loyal | Read More »
The Joe Miller Moneybomb
Friends, there is a moneybomb underway for Joe Miller in Alaska. He needs all the support he can get right now. The odds of victory are in his favor, but he’s going to take a huge financial hit to keep the NRSC and Murkowski from stealing his victory. Support Joe with what you can. I know money is tight. But we need this guy in | Read More »
Just How Badly Has the NRSC Screwed Up? Worse Than You Think.
17,000 of the 24,000 absentee ballots in Alaska will probably be counted Monday. Given Joe Miller’s late surge, it may not help him. However, I am told by a number of people that given where those absentee ballots came from and his overall support in the areas, the odds remain in joe Miller’s favor. But word is coming out of Washington that the National Republican | Read More »
Joe Miller Fires A Shot in Alaska
The NRSC has sent its top lawyer to Alaska on Lisa Murkowski’s behalf and Joe Miller went on Fox today to point out the NRSC is inappropriately meddling in the race now, even though Murkowski is flirting with an independent or write-in bid. Well, I’ve just received a copy of a letter (PDF) from Miller’s attorneys demanding the disqualification of Lisa Murkowski campaign observer Bonnie | Read More »
RED ALERT: Emergency in Alaska
Joe Miller has won the GOP nomiation for the United States Senate in Alaska. Looking at where the absentee ballots are coming from, etc., Murkowski is not going to be able to make it up. Sources close to Miller, Palin, and external media sources all seem to think Murkowski can’t make up the difference. But there is a problem. The absentee ballots will not be | Read More »
It looks like Santa Claus might be bringing us an early Christmas present from the North Pole precincts of Alaska. Joe Miller is ahead of Lisa Murkowski, but it is close and could be weeks before all the absentee ballots are counted. The Murkowski people are desperate and I’m sure know a few rogue elves who can deliver up some “lost” ballot boxes. But so | Read More »
The Sleeper in Alaska
The Wall Street Journal has a great overview of what is at stake today in Alaska. Allies of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski are looking over their shoulders before Tuesday’s GOP primary. Internal polls taken for her campaign show Fairbanks attorney Joe Miller closing the gap. A new RT Nielson poll also has Ms. Murkowski’s lead down to 47% to 35%. If accurate, it shows Ms. | Read More »
Lisa Murkowski Opposes Repeal of Obamacare
One of the countless reasons I’m supporting Joe Miller in Alaska? His opponent, pro-abortion senator Lisa Murkowski, opposes repeal of Obamacare because . . . wait for it . . . if it gets repealed then we’ve done nothing to address healthcare. Oh, she doesn’t like Medicare cuts either.
Joe Miller for US Senate
At midnight last night my phone rang. It was Joe Miller calling from Alaska. It’s the first we’ve spoken on the phone, though we’ve traded emails and I’ve certainly been intrigued by his candidacy. Sarah Palin has gotten on board. The Tea Party Express has gotten on board. Conservatives from around the country are rallying to him against Lisa Murkowski — one of Mitch McConnell’s | Read More »