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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.