Joe Miller is defeated. That is a very important thing to make clear. Miller’s brand of Tea Party far right-wing, off the deep-end style of politics that was pushed and promoted by Sarah Palin was defeated in ALASKA. That is no small victory for the forces of sanity in the nation who gave small amounts of cash to Lisa Murkowski. Palin was smacked in her face by the people who know her best. There is a message in that political statement for the lower 48.
I predicted the Murkowski outcome on October 30th.
Lisa Murkowski defeats ‘Hindenberg “Miller and McAdams. Murkowski wins with high name ID, and the support of the deceased and well-liked Ted Stevens, along with her proven track record. This race will likely not be called for some time as legal challenges are sure to be raised over the write-in campaign of Murkowski.
The Associated Press is calling the Alaska Senate race for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent Republican who ran a long shot, write-in re-election campaign.
With just about 700 ballots left to tally, Murkowski has emerged with a large lead over her Republican challenger Joe Miller and is poised to make history by becoming the first victorious write-in candidate in more than 50 years. Murkowski now has 92,715 undisputed votes, according to the Anchorage Daily News, while Miller has 90,468. The state has awarded Murkowski many of the votes challenged by the Miller campaign, giving her a total of 100,868 votes.