Orrin Hatch Embraces His Future as a Scalp Collected by the Tea Party Movement
The Senate Republicans are so upset with Lisa Murkowski for losing her primary then running as a write-in candidate that they have kept her on as ranking member of the Energy Committee. Yes, you read that right. Murkowski will now cause the GOP to spend resources in Alaska they otherwise would not have to and the Senate GOP is repaying her by leaving her as | Read More »
Marc Thiessen’s Courage and the GOP Establishment’s Betrayal
Marc Thiessen of the Washington Post has written an excellent Op Ed titled “Jim DeMint’s courage and Lisa Murkowski’s betrayal.” I highly recommend you read the whole piece. Thiessen wrote in the Post yesterday: The knives were out for Jim DeMint in the Senate last week, as Republicans laid into the South Carolina senator for supporting Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell over Rep. Mike Castle | Read More »
Murkowski on the ballot would not threaten Miller
Rasmussen Reports polled the hypothetical three way matchup for Alaska Senate between Republican Joe Miller, Democrat Scott McAdams, and newly minted independent Lisa Murkowski. This is clearly the best case scenario for Murkowski as she actually won’t be on the ballot, but even in this case, the result is not changed from the previous poll.
Lisa Murkowski: Another Cowardly and Faithless Establishment Moderate
Conservative Patrick Hughes lost to establishment moderate Mark Kirk in the primary for the Illinois Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. Hughes is not running as a third-party candidate. Conservative Chuck Devore lost to moderate establishment candidate Carly Fiorina in the California GOP Primary for Barbara Boxer’s seat; he did not then seek out a spot on the Libertarian or Constitution Party tickets. When conservative | 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 »
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 »
PPP: Miller, Murkowski both lead general
Public Policy Polling jumped out ahead to poll the Alaska Senate race even as Republican Lisa Murkowski tries to drag out her primary defeat at the hands of Joe Miller. PPP also checked up on what might happen if Murkowski somehow were able to dislodge the Libertarian nominee and take that party’s line on the ballot in November.
Palin Media Bias Rears Its Head In Hilarious Wishful Thinking
Earlier this week, the media once again displayed why no one can take them seriously. The Fourth Estate is totally insolvent and is declaring bankruptcy, morally and otherwise. In this recent instance, having to do with Tuesday night’s Republican primary in Alaska, it was at least quite hilarious. You see, Sarah Palin had endorsed Joe Miller over the incumbent alleged Republican Senator, Lisa Murkowski. As | 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.