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 [...]

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Five): House Lost, Senate Held

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 1:37 am

Welcome to part four of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two, part three, and part four). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here. The Democrats have lost the House by a large margin but thanks in part to a surprisingly strong [...]

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 [...]

2010 Senate Races: Last PPP Polls Show GOP Gains

By: Monday November 1, 2010 10:52 am

Tomorrow is election day, and PPP has just released a slew of polls on the most important Senate races. PPP found Republicans leading in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alaska and Kentucky, and Democrats with the lead in California and West Virginia. Colorado, Nevada, and Washington are all likely too close to call. Lean Republican Kentucky Rand Paul [...]

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 [...]

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: Murkowski Expected to Run Write-In Campaign

By: Friday September 17, 2010 4:03 pm

It sounds like Lisa Murkowski will do every thing she can to remain in the Senate. According to the Anchorage Daily News, indications are that she is prepared to launch a write-in campaign this evening (announcement will be around 9 pm Eastern): Lisa Murkowski supporters are urging people to come out tonight for what’s being [...]

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