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Eight Republicans vote for 'don't ask, don't tell', Vote 65-31

December 18, 2010 politisite 0

Eight Republicans bucked their party in backing the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, potentially risking a backlash from the conservative base while giving the historic vote a stronger bipartisan finish than many expected. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, George Voinovich of Ohio, Mark Kirk of Illinois,  Burr of North Carolina, Ensign from Nevada,  plus Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voted to end […]

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Joe Miller files lawsuit in Alaska state court, says some Murkowski votes illegal

November 22, 2010 politisite 0

Read the Lawsuit – PDF: Miller v. Division of Elections complaint Alaska’s bitterly contested Senate election went to state court Monday when Republican Joe Miller sued the state over the way write-in ballots for his GOP rival have been counted. Miller is trying to stop the state from using discretion in determining voter intent on write-in ballots cast for Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The Associated Press last week called the race […]

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Federal judge rules Alaska can't certify Murkowski are Senate race winner

November 19, 2010 politisite 0

An Alaska federal judge ruled Friday that Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller’s challenge to the counting of write-in ballots raises “serious” legal issues but is a matter for a state, not federal, court to decide. Yet in deferring to an Alaska state court for a final decision, U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline said he would grant a temporary injunction to halt official certification of the Nov. 2 election — an […]

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Alaska Defeated Senator Murkowski to Launch Write-In Bid

September 17, 2010 politisite 0

Defeated Senator Lisa Murkowski will announce a write-in bid for Senate tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. ADT.  Murkowski was beaten by Tea Party favorite Miller, but has says she has been flooded with calls from Alaskans to peruse a write-in bid Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski will announce tonight in Anchorage she intends to pursue reelection as a write-in candidate after losing the GOP primary to Fairbanks attorney […]

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Murkowski Concedes Alaska Senate Primary

August 31, 2010 politisite 0

Breaking News Alert 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 […]

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Alaska Politics: Murkowski gains ground on Miller in Absentee Vote

August 31, 2010 politisite 0

From Sean Cockerham at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage — Update, 12:20 p.m.: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski just grew slighly with absentee and questioned ballots from the Mat-Su. Miller now leads Mukowski by 1,460 votes. The Division of Elections reported counting 2,895 votes from Legislative Districts 13 through 16 in the Mat-Su. Update, 11:10 a.m.: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski narrowed from 1,668 votes […]