September 21st, 2010
06:37 PM ET
12 years ago

Murkowski asks Alaskans to 'stand by me'

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(CNN) - Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is on the air with a paid advertisement making her case to Alaskans and asking them to "stand by me" as she pursues a general election write-in campaign.

In her first ad of the general election, the current Republican Senator from Alaska wastes no time going after her opponents.

"Alaskans have spoken, they cannot accept the extreme views of Joe Miller nor the inexperience of Scott McAdams," Murkowski says in the ad.

After losing to Republican Joe Miller in the GOP primary last Tuesday, Murkowski decided to run as a write-in candidate in November against Miller and Scott McAdams, the Democratic nominee.

Murkowski in the ad released today says she decided to run because of the recent support she received from her constituents and said she plans to stand up critics outside the state.

"Over the coming weeks outside interests will attempt to label me, lie about my record and discourage you from voting for me," Murkowski says. "But I will not abandon my principles or the state that I love."

According to the campaign the ad will air statewide for the next week.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    I hope Alaskans wake up before they send Kansas miller to represent them. Didn't they learn their lesson from the half term governor.
    millers is against subsidies but he received over $7,000 for a farm that he used to own in Kansas.
    He made a commitment to West Point for five years and only attended for three. In other words, another quitter.
    And again, get those yellow teeth cleaned.

    September 21, 2010 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  2. normajean

    This is one case where I'd really like to see a write-in campaign work.I'm not Alaskan but I keep up with what is happening with the other states and I personally would NEVER vote for Joe Miller. This man is very extreme in his views and they are not in the best interests for the state. Of. course this is up to Alaskas voters, but just as we find in other states, there are a lot of voters unduly influenced by the off beat element of our society who have the ability to lead those who aren't sharp enough to see through the lies and innuendos. Careful folks, this is your beautiful state at stake.!!!!

    September 21, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  3. jim

    I wonder if the dems will split their financial support between Murkowski and McAdams.Tough choice.

    September 21, 2010 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
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