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.

Filed under: 2010 • Lisa Murkowski
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    I am a registered, Independent (former Republican as of 2000). Every single Republican moderate who has been ousted by the Teabaggers, should run as Independents against them! That include Inglis!

    September 21, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  2. Pragmatic

    Murkowski is just taking Palin’s advice "Don't retreat, reload!"

    Why should a small minority of republicans decide for the whole state of Alaska ... or Florida? Jim DeMinted needs to mind his own business – he's not an Alaskan ...

    Maybe she'll win – maybe not ... but why are republicans sooooo fearful of giving people a third choice ... ???

    September 21, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  3. bear

    Alaskans have spoken, Lisa. You lost.

    September 21, 2010 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  4. Marvin

    You are right. Alaskans have spoken. You LOST! Give it up RINO!

    September 21, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  5. kayla

    talk about desperation. poor thing

    September 21, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  6. the truth in fairbanks

    lisa murkowski thinks shes royalty and only cares about one thing....lisa murkowski

    September 21, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. Last Frontier

    Alaskans should not allow the Tea Party Express to hijack their political races. Miller only won because the TPE dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of misleading ads into a very small market. Murkowski never had a shot. She should run as a write-in if for no other reason than to prevent Miller from taking office.

    And shame on the GOP for dumping on her. Shows you where their loyalties are. What a bunch of goons.

    September 21, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  8. Dwayne


    You will go down in history. Unfortunately, it wont be for winning as a write in candidate. It will be for going down in flames as a sour puss loser. Why do you want to be remembered this way? With no friends left and everyone against you?

    September 21, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  9. Kendall Rager

    Are you kidding me? YES... the Alaskans HAVE spoken... and that is why you DID NOT WIN THE PRIMARY.

    Time to hang it up, Murkowski. Stop being so selfish and STAND DOWN.

    September 21, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  10. CATom

    Desparation is not a pretty thing.

    September 21, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  11. BeanerECMO

    What part of lost doesn't she understand? What part of, "I will support the winner." is complicated. What part of self-aggrandizement doesn't she understand?

    September 21, 2010 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  12. Albo58

    Hey Lisa, turns out that seat belongs to ALASKA and not you, who knew?

    September 21, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  13. the real ib

    Stand by her why? She lost and can't accept it. make her lose in Nov. and be rid of her.

    September 21, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  14. ed

    give it up... are you really concerned about the USA – Lisa! You just want your cushy job!

    September 21, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  15. Joey

    Alaskans have spoken...and they don't want is can she come out and say this.....something ain't stirring the kool-aid up in

    September 21, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  16. ChumBucket

    So, she loses her primary, and pulls a Spector and thinks that'll work?

    Anyways, this is a good thing, she'll just split the democrats vote, no republican in their right mind will vote for this sore loser.

    September 21, 2010 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  17. She's right......

    Alaskans HAVE spoken and they said "NO" to her.....

    September 21, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  18. Doesn't she ........

    look frantic in the attached pic?????

    September 21, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  19. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Why bother? Joe Miller and Murkowski are exactly the same on the issues and both are puppets of the Big Oil lobbyists that own Alaska.

    September 21, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  20. barry

    Another Liberal with a entitlement mentality. This is why there should be term limits to eliminate self serving career politicians.

    September 21, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  21. Rafael

    I have two word for Lisa Murkowski: Sore loser!

    September 21, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  22. rdepontb

    Ok, the Tea Party is certainly not all bad, but they could use better talent with which to replace the old establishment. Miller for Murkowski-really, is that all you got?

    September 21, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  23. Jesse

    what an idoit

    September 21, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  24. gary

    your right lisa alaskans have spoken and they do not want you now be a good little girl and see if daddy can fix it

    September 21, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  25. Fed Up Patriot

    Sore loser! It was clear after the primary that voters didn't want her!

    September 21, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
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