AK-Sen: The Case of Miller v. Bad Spelling

By: Wednesday November 10, 2010 12:59 pm

Joe Miller looks destined to lose the Alaska Senate election if all the votes are counted. Naturally, he subsequently wants to make sure all the votes aren’t counted. Miller wants to force a change to the stated intention of the Alaska Elections Board on how they will count write-in ballots. Votes that misspell Lisa Murkowski’s [...]

AK-Sen: America’s Most Unpredictable Election

By: Monday November 1, 2010 3:20 pm

I don’t think anybody with a track record in polling is going out of their way to make any predictions about tomorrow’s Senate race in Alaska, the strangest in the country, and one sure not to be decided for weeks after the results come in. A day after national Republicans apparently gave up on Joe [...]

AK Sen: Operation Chaos Produces Hundreds of Write-In Candidates

By: Friday October 29, 2010 2:57 pm

The last week of the Senate race in Alaska has been pretty chaotic. Continuing revelations about Joe Miller have led to him tumbling in the polls. Sarah Palin returned home to throw some Mean Girls-inspired insults at Lisa Murkowski, calling the Republican incumbent an “out-of-touch” liberal. With the dynamics of the race changing so fast, [...]

AK-Sen: Miller Cascades Into Third

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 6:22 pm

The latest poll from Hays Research out of Alaska shows cratering in support for Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, as a series of campaign missteps as well as his rejection of federal spending in a state that practically depends on it has sapped his previous lead. The poll shows Miller dropping eight points in a [...]

Ads of the Week

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 10:39 pm

A semi-regular campaign feature of some of the most notable ads I’ve seen… • AK-Sen: This was a little while back, but I think it may account for Lisa Murkowski’s recent surge in the polls. Lisa Murkowski resurrected an ad she was going to run in the Republican primary featuring Ted Stevens, before he passed [...]

AK-Sen: Miller Admits Wrongdoing, Ethics Violation as Campaign Begins to Implode

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 2:35 pm

Joe Miller reversed himself and discussed his background yesterday, acknowledging that he committed ethics violations while working at the Fairbanks North Star Borough in 2008. He used company time and resources to help depose the head of the Alaska GOP. He was working as an attorney at the borough at the same time as he [...]

AK-Sen: The Scott McAdams Boomlet

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 5:01 pm

Despite the conservative electorate in Alaska, recent polls are showing a credible path to victory for Democrat Scott McAdams in the three-way race against Republican nominee Joe Miller and write-in incumbent Lisa Murkowski. While Murkowski and Miller are virtually tied, McAdams, thought to have no chance, is lurking just 5-7 points behind and gaining ground [...]

Ads of the Week

By: Sunday October 3, 2010 1:39 pm

So when I think of it, I’ll post some campaign ads that caught my eye throughout the week. Here goes: • Conservative Democrat Bobby Bright proudly announces that he votes 80% of the time with John Boehner. If you’ve given to the DCCC in the past two years, your money is going to someone like [...]

AK-Sen: First Batch of Absentees Boosts Murkowski By 343 Votes

By: Tuesday August 31, 2010 4:21 pm

The first set of 2,391 absentee ballots have been counted in Alaska, and they reduced Joe Miller’s lead in the Republican Senate primary by 343 votes. Lisa Murkowski took 57% of this sample. However, the ballots all came from the Anchorage area, where Murkowski did well on primary day. She received 53% of the vote [...]

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