Murkowski To Announce She’ll Run As Write-In Candidate For U.S. Senate
The Hotline is reporting that Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who was defeated in the Republican primary by tea party favorite Joe Miller, is set to announce she’ll run as a write-in candidate. Nate Silver says she can win.
There is plenty of precedent for write-ins being elected to the Congress, although fewer have done so successfully in recent years. Meanwhile, a poll by Public Policy Polling found Ms. Murkowski getting 34 percent of the vote against Mr. Miller’s 38 percent and Mr. McAdams’ 22 percent. Private polling has also shown Ms. Murkowski running closely with Mr. Miller, according to The Hotline.
She could also split the vote on the right with Miller, electing Democrat Scott McAdams.Click here for reuse options!
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