Murkowski’s Desperate Attempt to Hold on to Power … Alaska Senate: Miller (R) Holds Double-Digit Lead Over McAdams (D), Murkowski
As Republicans wonder whether the Lisa Murkowski, the spoiled and selfish sore loser of the GOP primary will have an impact on the 2010 US Senate race in Alaska as she runs as an independent … new polls are out that show the elite, establishment Murkowski behind the GOP nominee and Tea Party backed Bill Miller by double digits.
Republican leaders are angry with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) for jeopardizing their chances of winning the Senate.
Murkowski’s decision to mount a write-in campaign risks splitting the Republican vote between two candidates and could cost her party a safe GOP seat.
“I am bothered by anything that makes it less likely that we can elect a Republican, especially in a state where we had every hope of electing one,” Senate GOP Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Monday.
“Both in Delaware and in Alaska now, it’s less likely than it was just two weeks ago. And looking at how we might try to regain control of the Senate, that’s the part that bothers me,” Kyl said.
Lisa Murkowski went back on her word that she would support the Republican winner of the Alaska US Senate primary for one reason and one reason alone, she lost. The voters spoke and Murkowski could not give up the drug of political power. Murkowski thinks that Miller is radical and extreme? Then why did Miller win the primary with a record amount of the vote in a GOP primary? It is sad that establishment politicians cannot just let go and go home after they lose an election. Murkowski is the poster child of what is wrong with politicians who think that America cannot go on with out them.
“I won the Republican primary with the largest Republican voter turnout in the history of this state, and we’ve had an extraordinary number come behind this campaign in the days following that, and even more coming behind this campaign after [Murkowski] announced her write-in campaign, which of course contradicted the word she gave just a few days before the primary that she would support the victor of the Republican primary,” Miller told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King.
However, it would appear that the Alaska voters are not buying that Murkowski is an independent, nor are they believing that she should run against the candidate Joe Miller who won the primary. In the most recent Rasmussen poll, Miller have a double digit lead over Murkowski and the Democrat candidate McAdams. Miller leads 42%, Murkowski 27% and McAdams 25%.
Republican Joe Miller attracts 42% of the vote in the first Rasmussen Reports poll of the Alaska Senate racesince GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski announced her write-in campaign to try to keep her job.
The telephone survey of Likely Voters in Alaska shows Murkowski picking up 27% of the vote and Democrat Scott McAdams earning 25%. One percent (1%) say they’d prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
The US Senate race in Alaska has been made much more difficult by Murkowski’s selfish act. For a candidate who was solely supported by the GOP in the primary and in past elections lost, it is quite telling what Murkowski really thinks of the Republican party now that she lost a primary. Is she looking out for the GOP, Alaska or herself? The answer is obviously the latter.