AK Sen: Write-In Incumbent Lisa Murkowski Declared Winner

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 6:51 pm

Today, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski made history by becoming the first person in over 50 years to win a write-in campaign for the US Senate. Murkowski beat both her Democratic opponent, Scott McAdams, who came in third, and her Republican opponent, Joe Miller, who came in second, to win re-election. According to NPR: It took [...]

AK Sen: Write-In Candidate Lisa Murkowski Takes Lead

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 10:37 am

In the Alaska, sitting Senator and write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski has taken the lead over Republican nominee Joe Miller in her attempt to retain her post despite losing her party’s primary. And with thousands of write-in ballots still to be counted, Murkowski seems poised to pull it off: The Murkowski campaign is all but claiming [...]

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 [...]

Election Update: Seven House Seats, One Governor, Senate Seat Yet to Be Decided

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 12:53 pm

A quick rundown of November 2 races that still have no declared winner: Governors Late Yesterday, Republican Tom Foley conceded the Connecticut Governor’s race to Democrat Dan Malloy. That means the only governor’s race yet to be determined is in Minnesota. Despite the fact that Democrat Mark Dayton currently has a lead of around 8,750 [...]

WA Sen: Patty Murray Wins

By: Friday November 5, 2010 10:55 am

Late Thursday, Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray was declared the winner of the Washington State Senate election, beating Republican Dino Rossi. Murray’s lead is currently 51.27 percent to¬† 48.73 percent. While there are still thousands of ballots yet to be counted, they are primarily from Democratic areas. The final results of the Washington race are remarkably [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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