SHOCKER AND BREAKING NEWS OUT OF ALASKA … LOCAL TEA PARTY CANDIDATE DOES GOOD!
Fox News is reporting that there has been a huge upset in the Republican US Senate primary. Incumbent US Senator Lisa Murkowski has conceded the race to upstart Tea Party candidate Joe Miller. The counting began today and the more the count went on, the worse it became for Lisa Murkowski. It became evident that there was no way that the incumbent US Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski could win. As reported at Big Government, ”the trend in the count of absentee ballots makes it virtually impossible that Sen. Murkowski will overtake Joe Miller in the GOP Senate Primary.”
Joe Miller, GOP Senate candidate and next Alaska US Senator
In a major upset, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has conceded her GOP Senate primary race to Tea Party Express favorite Joe Miller, who had the backing of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
“I don’t see a scenario in which the primary will turn out in my favor,” Murkowski said in her concession speech.
Murkowski made the concession speech Tuesday night, a full week after the primary.
Murkowski trailed Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, by 1,668 votes after last week’s primary. Election officials began counting absentee and outstanding ballots Tuesday. Murkowski made slight gains, but was never able to get Miller’s lead below 1,200 votes.