(excerpt from) BBC News
Lisa Murkowski defeats Tea Party to win Senate race
Ms Murkowski was defeated in August for the [Republican] party nomination by Joe Miller, who had been endorsed by ex-Governor Sarah Palin.
Ms Murkowski told supporters to write her name on the ballot [for US Senator from Alaska], and is the first candidate to win a so-called write-in bid for Senate since 1954.
Officials said she was ahead by 10,000 votes with only 700 left to count…
Background story at IPR: here.