Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TEA PARTY ROCKS! Establishment RINO Lisa Murkowski Concedes to Tea Party/Palin Backed Joe Miller in Alaska Primary

Sen. Lisa Murkowski concedes Alaska's Republican primary to Joe Miller, AP reports.

‘Little-Known’ Tea Party Candidate Defeats GOP Incumbent in Alaska Primary...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski was booted from office in the Republican primary Tuesday by a little-known conservative lawyer in arguably the biggest political upset of the year.

Joe Miller, backed by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express, became the latest newcomer to the national political stage to take down an incumbent in 2010 amid deep dissatisfaction with the Washington establishment.

Murkowski trailed Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, by 1,668 votes after the Aug. 24 primary. Election officials began counting absentee and outstanding ballots Tuesday, and Murkowski made slight gains. But after more than 15,000 ballots were counted, she remained 1,630 votes behind.

“We all know that this has been a long week, a terribly long week,” she said at campaign headquarters while conceding. She said that while there were still outstanding votes, “I don’t see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor, and that is a reality that is before me at this point in time.” READ MORE...

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