September 1st, 2010
08:41 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin, Tea Party show muscle in Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska (CNN) – Call it another major victory for the Tea Party movement - and Sarah Palin.

Tuesday night Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska conceded to Tea Party-backed candidate Joe Miller in the state's Republican Senate primary.

"We know that we still have outstanding votes to count in this primary, but based on where we are right now, I don't see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor," Murkowski told reporters in Anchorage. "I am now conceding the race for the Republican nomination."

She said she informed Miller of her decision, but didn't endorse him at her news conference and did not take questions from reporters.

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