Miller won't contest Murkowski certification; pursues federal suit
December 27th, 2010
07:40 AM ET
4 years ago

Miller won't contest Murkowski certification; pursues federal suit

(CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller said late Sunday he is dropping his opposition to incumbent Lisa Murkowski being certified as winner in the Alaska Senate race, but will continue with a federal lawsuit.

"After careful consideration and seeking the counsel of people whose opinion I respect and trust, I have decided that the federal case must go forward. The integrity of the election is vital and ultimately the rule of law must be our standard," Miller said in a statement. "Nevertheless, I have also decided to withdraw our opposition to the certification of the election, ensuring that Alaska will have its full delegation seated when the 112th Congress convenes next month."

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  1. jules sand-perkins

    He just keeps going, and going...
    Now we know that Miller's a nut. It's a really good thing that he didn't win the election.
    We didn't know him very well, and some things he advocated made sense.
    Can you imagine having this guy's mind loose and powerful at all in the Senate? I'm not a Murkowski fan, but Miller needs to handle his ambition issues privately.

    December 27, 2010 05:54 am at 5:54 am |
  2. Peter s

    Mr.Miller loose gracefully like a man!!. You lost, live with it!! never count your chicken before they are hatched! remember going to washington to purchase your senate door nameplate?

    December 27, 2010 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Grow a pair and man up, Joe, you lost. Act like a man. You limp losers are disgusting,

    December 27, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    There is a republican saying in Texas, or is it South Carolina? "The counting is not over until the republican wins." Who is going to tell Joe Miller that Murkowski is a republican?

    December 27, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  5. Whatever

    If if he got the 8,000 votes thrown out, he would LOSE by 2,100 votes!!! Hmmm so why is he pursuing this so hard, aside from running up a tab on tax payers?!?! Senator Murkowski had a right to seek re-election as a write in. She won so get over it Miller. This is completely silly!!!

    December 27, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |