October 30th, 2010
07:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Battle over D.C. in Alaska

(CNN) - A new 30-second spot by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee went up Saturday in Alaska going after Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski as someone who has "gone Washington."

"Maybe it was the fancy cocktail parties or all those pretty monuments," the narrator says. "Whatever the reason, Lisa Murkowski has gone Washington."

The ad attacks Murkowski's votes in the Senate, including those over Social Security and the Wall Street bailout, and says she's "turned her back on us once and for all."

Murkowski lost the GOP primary earlier this year to Tea Party-backed candidate Joe Miller - who also received endorsement from Sarah Palin - and then decided to run as a write-in independent candidate. They both will face Democratic nominee Scott McAdams in the November election, and the new ad is a sign that Murkowski is doing well.

Her campaign responded to the spot and said she will continue to use her role in the Senate to keep the economy strong.

"Lisa Murkowski has clearly emerged as a candidate with the momentum heading into the final days of the election," Murkowski campaign spokesman Steve Wackowski said in an email to CNN. "In this situation a D.C. group organized and funded by political insiders has the audacity to refer to themselves in the first person as if implying they are Alaskans."

Recent polling shows Murkowski and Miller in a deadlocked race with McAdams in third place.

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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Scott McAdams
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Concerned Voter

    The egg on Palin's face if Murkowski wins is enough for anyone to root for her.

    October 30, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    So the Democrats are helping the Tea Party candidate get elected?

    October 30, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  3. Marge

    I would never ever be a republican but I sure as hades would rather be like Murkowski than Miller. At least she isn't a violent, hate urging liar like Miller. Look at the way he cheated and lied about being let go from his job. And all the other stuff. Lisa is a typical republican OK, but she is a sensible intelligent person. I hope Miller drops to last and is never ever heard from again. Put that in Balin' Palin's pipe and smoke it

    October 30, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    She has gone Washington probably because she had a reason to be in DC. miller on the other hand . . . . . never mind we all know what he has done up to and having a reporter handcuffed because he asked him a question.

    October 30, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  5. Outsource Me

    Rather see the Fleabagger win over Murkowski...she is the worst Senator in Congress and 100% sold-out to Big Oil

    October 30, 2010 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  6. todd

    this chick is such a sore looser, she is the reason the tea party was formed!

    October 30, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  7. DemoPundit

    McAdams is an interesting case. Perhaps we should have invested more in his race. With Palin slicing up Murkowski and Murkowski slicing up Miller (and McAdams within 10-12 points in recent polls) who knows? Alaska might have sent two Democrats in a row to the Senate. Alas, I don't think he got enough help.

    October 31, 2010 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  8. Bob in Pa

    We need to get rid of all the power hungry elites in Washington, Dem or Rep.

    October 31, 2010 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  9. z cole

    plz dnt alow sarah to devide as n destroy this country

    October 31, 2010 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  10. Heather Handyside

    Hi. I'm Scott's McAdams campaign spokesperson. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to balance out your story. From your story, I can tell that you were not aware of the fact that the DSCC contributed on $42K to McAdams in Sept. Why would they contribute another $140K+ this week? Perhaps because they have faith that McAdams can beat Murkowski? Just a thought. Again, feel free to contact me if you would llke a comment from the candidate who is actually ON the Alaska ballow.

    October 31, 2010 03:14 am at 3:14 am |
  11. barry

    Murkowski is a liberal elitist.

    October 31, 2010 06:14 am at 6:14 am |