Tag Archives: Joe Miller

Joe Miller Announces Run Against Lisa Murkowski as a Libertarian

IPR Note: Joe Miller was the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Alaska in 2010 and briefly toyed with seeking the Constitution Party’s nomination for president earlier this year.  From JoeMiller.us

September 6, 2016

Joe Miller Press Release
Anchorage, Alaska

Joe Miller Files to Challenge Murkowski for US Senate Seat

Anchorage, Alaska, September 6, 2016  –  At the urging of disenfranchised voters across the state of Alaska, 2010 Republican Nominee Joe Miller today filed his paperwork to run for United States Senate.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: Miller Out, Castle In, as National Convention Commences

Joe Miller, Alaska, Constitution Party

According to Richard Winger at Ballot Access News, despite the announcement made five days ago, former U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller of Alaska will not seek the Constitution Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

In an e-mail to party members, forwarded to IPR by Idaho Constitution Party Chairman Floyd Whitley, Miller writes:

I am not seeking the Constitution Party nomination at this time.

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Joe Miller Jumping Into Constitution Party Presidential Contest

Joe Miller, Alaska, Constitution Party

Reports from sources inside the Constitution Party report that Joe Miller will be making his entrance into the Constitution Party’s presidential nomination race. His candidacy will begin in earnest sometime in the next few weeks. Informed sources say he will be well received within the Constitution Party.

Joe Miller is perhaps best known for running an insurgent campaign for U.S.… Read more ...

Lisa Murkowski wins Senate race with write-in votes

(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.

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Alaska Write-ins Top Number of Votes for Anyone on Ballot in U.S. Senate Race

Ballot Access News:

Lisa Murkowski seems well-positioned to win re-election as a write-in candidate. The Alaska Elections Division reports [..] as of 9 a.m. Alaska time on November 3, [..] write-in 41.00%; Miller 34.20%; McAdams 23.74%; [Libertarian] Haase .54%; the two independent candidates .52%.

See also Uncovered Politics.

If Murkowski prevails, as now seems likely, she will be the first US Senator elected by write-in since Strom Thurmond in the 1950s.… Read more ...

Murkowski, Libertarian Saboteur?

After helping federal magistrate Joe Miller win an upset Republican primary against incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, the prominent Tea Party Express continues to pour money into advertising in the state. However, Murkowski, the victim of the PAC’s attacks in her nascent write-in campaign, is speaking out against the PAC’s latest ad.… Read more ...

Alaska Libertarians to Sen. Murkowski: No Thank You!

Publius at Big Government Blog:

Since her election night loss to conservative Joe Miller, Sen. Murkowski and her political allies have floated the idea of her switching to the Libertarian Party to continue her run for reelection. Apparently, Sen. Murkowski is fairly flexible in her political loyalties and inclinations. (Her past support for libertarian policies has certainly escaped us.)

Yesterday, the 5-member Executive Committee of the Board of the Libertarian State Party meet in an emergency session to consider Sen.

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Murkowski As Libertarian Polls 34%

From PublicPolicyPolling’s blog:

In a three way contest with Murkowski running as the Libertarian candidate [Republican Joe] Miller leads but with only 38% to 34% for Murkowski and 22% for [Democrat Scott] McAdams. Democrats have been hopeful that Murkowski will run on the assumption she would split the Republican vote but her supporters actually go 47-23 for McAdams in a two way contest with Miller.

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