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Lisa A. Murkowski

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party try to overcome a mainstream Republican got here up quick in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP major to change into his get together's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich within the fall.

The decision by Lisa Murkowski to mount a write-in campaign to cling to her Senate seat is just one other example of how dangerous she has been for conservatives. Are Alaskans begging her to run? Nicely, think about her political historical past. Her father, Frank Murkowski, gave up his Senate seat in 2002 to run for governor. As governor, Frank appointed his daughter Lisa to fill his unexpired Senate term Manteca after he was elected governor and resigned from the Senate. What qualifications did she have - I mean, other than being his daughter? She had served within the lower chamber of the Alaska State Legislature.

It does not take a particularly discerning eye to conclude that the Izembek highway is unworthy of federal funding, though Sen. Murkowski seems blind to the fact that a boondoggle remains to be a boondoggle, it doesn't matter what kind. For her incapacity to recognize her personal “unhealthy concept,” and her continued marketing campaign to fund a legacy transportation undertaking that can predominantly benefit Alaskan business interests, CAGW names Sen. Lisa Murkowski its March Porker of the Month.

Lisa Ann Murkowski (born Might 22, 1957) is the senior United States Senator from the State of Alaska and a member of the Republican Social gathering She was appointed to the Senate in 2002 by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski After losing a Republican primary in 2010, she became solely the third person ever to win a United States Senate election via write-in votes. The previous two United States Senators to attain this have been William F. Knowland (Republican) of California in 1946, and Strom Thurmond (Democrat) of South Carolina in 1954.

Murkowski was elected to a full six-12 months time period towards former Governor Tony Knowles in the 2004 election , after successful a main challenge by a big margin. The 2 have been in a dead heat in polls. The centrist Republican Main Street Partnership , which wished to run TV adverts for Murkowski, was told there was no air time left to purchase. forty three Close to the tip of the final campaign, senior senator Ted Stevens shot marketing campaign ads for Murkowski and warned the general public that if a Democrat replaced Murkowski they were more likely to receive fewer federal dollars.
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01 Dec 2014

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