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    Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    At this point we are comfortable calling this race. Lisa has won. — Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich

    It's an extraordinary thing: tens of thousands of Alaskans bucked the political system and successfully spelled out M-U-R-K-O-W-S-K-I.

    Is there are larger message here? I think so. And, the political establishment should pay attention. Alaskans and I think Americans in general are starting to think outside the (ballot) box.

    Excerpted from “Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race” By WILLIAM YARDLEY, The New York Times, Published: November 17, 2010
    Senator Lisa Murkowski won a historic victory on Wednesday in her long-shot run for re-election as a write-in candidate.
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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    Wow, America is not that bad at spelling.

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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    Alaskans voted for a republican masquerading as a republican. Well that is their choice. I just hope they were not expecting something different.
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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    So you are saying, the Republican won. Interesting.

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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    So you are saying, the Republican won. Interesting.

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    A sensible Republican won, instead of one who is bat**** insane. There is hope for the GOP.
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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    At this point we are comfortable calling this race. Lisa has won. — Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich

    It's an extraordinary thing: tens of thousands of Alaskans bucked the political system and successfully spelled out M-U-R-K-O-W-S-K-I.

    Is there are larger message here? I think so. And, the political establishment should pay attention. Alaskans and I think Americans in general are starting to think outside the (ballot) box.
    Lisa Murkowski is hardly an anti-establishment, outside-the-box politician.

    I am somewhat surprised that a write-in candidate could win though. I really didn't think it was possible.
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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    come on guys...this is the state that elected Sarah Palin as governor, in case you have forgotten.
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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Lisa Murkowski is hardly an anti-establishment, outside-the-box politician. …
    It was the Alaskan voters who chose the write-in line who were thinking outside of the box. Lisa Murkowski was merely the object of their willingness to pass up the two printed names on the ballot.

    Familiar political brands are starting to lose their grip on the American voter.
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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    come on guys...this is the state that elected Sarah Palin as governor, in case you have forgotten.
    Not electing Miller, it seems that they have learned a lesson, maybe.


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    Re: Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race

    You guys do realize that 65+ percent of voters voted either for the Republican or the Republican, right?

    This is really astonishing.
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