Murkowski Concedes Alaska Senate Primary

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The New York Times
Tue, August 31, 2010 — 10:29 PM ET

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Concedes Alaska Republican Primary for Senate

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska conceded late Tuesday in her
Republican primary race to Joe Miller, a lawyer from
Fairbanks backed by Tea Party activists, Sarah Palin and
other conservatives.

Mr. Miller shocked the political establishment here and in
Washington last week when he emerged with a narrow lead,
1,668 votes, after the primary vote, on Aug. 24.

Mr. Miller, who had trailed badly in local polls in the weeks
before the election, benefited from a last-minute flood of
advertisements, mailings and automated calls casting Ms.
Murkowski as a Democrat in disguise. An abortion-related
ballot measure also brought conservatives to the polls.

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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has conceded her Senate primary race to Joe Miller.

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.

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