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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.)

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Libertarians meet on Murkowski; keep their girlfriends in the dark…

….According to Sean Cockerham in the Anchorage Daily News

A decision was reached but the board members apparently swore secrecy.

”I can’t discuss that right now with absolutely anyone. Not even my girlfriend,” Party Vice Chair Harley Brown said.

For background, see:
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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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Alaska: Will The Libertarian Party Sell Out Its Principles To Win A Senate Seat?

Think Progress:

In a stunning upset, Tea Party activist and Sarah Palin-endorsee Joe Miller appears to have upset incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Though there are still around ten thousand absentee ballots yet to be counted, analysts agree it is unlikely Murkowski will be able to close her 1,668 vote deficit.… Read more ...