September 7th, 2010
10:34 PM ET
4 years ago

Murkowski 'reconsidering her options'

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is 'reconsidering her options.'
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is 'reconsidering her options.'

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is "reconsidering her options" in a reelection campaign once pronounced all but dead, and is now exploring a third party or write-in bid after receiving an "an outpouring of support" from Alaskans.

Last week, Murkowski conceded the Alaska GOP Senate primary to little-known Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, who outdistanced the incumbent Murkowski by a few thousand votes.

But according to Murkowski spokesman Steve Wackowski, the outpouring of support from around the state has given Murkowski a "moment of pause from her previous plans to wrap up her career as a senator."

Wackowski said there has been a definite change in Murkowski's views over the past several days, and that the reaction she's received since conceding "caused her to reconsider."

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