Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Murkowski May Lose Senate Seat

Murkowski May Lose Senate Seat

Alaska's Republican senate primary was an upset even before it was over, writes The Daily Beast's Shushannah Walshe. Incumbent Lisa Murkowski was supposed to hold on to her job easily, but as the vote tallies started coming in, the race turned into a nail-biter. Is it all thanks to Sarah Palin? Palin endorsed Tea Party favorite Joe Miller over Murkowski, daughter of Alaskan icon Frank Murkowski, whom Palin beat for the Republican nomination for governor in 2006. The move looked to be part of a personal feud, but now it looks like political savvy. If Miller pulls through—he's ahead 51 to 48 percent with 76 percent of precincts reporting—the victory would be Palin's biggest coup to date. Late last night, she tweeted that a win would be a "miracle on ice."

Read it at The Daily Beast A Palin Upset?

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