October 28th, 2010
08:30 PM ET
11 years ago

Halloween, Alaska style

(CNN) - The witching hour has come early in Alaska, in the form of a Halloween web video by Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller.

Miller won the GOP primary earlier this year against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski who is now running as an independent write-in candidate.

"My opponent is not a witch, but she sure has conjured up some pretty crazy votes in D.C.," Miller says at the beginning of the ad, a reference to Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell saying over a decade ago that she "dabbled in witchcraft."

Halloween-themed music then plays while Murkowski's Senate votes are explained in an eerie voice before a boiling cauldron and flying bats.

"Washington is boiling over with special interests and nightmarish deficits for as far as the eye can see," the narrator says.

Miller also describes Murkowski as "she who must not be named."

Murkowski's Communications Director Steve Wackowski responded to the video.

"Why is Joe taking his lead from Christine O'Donnell?" Wackowski said in an email to CNN, going on to tout Murkowski's write-in campaign. "He must realize that Alaskan voters do know what her name is and that they will be coming out in force on November 2nd to fill the oval and write it in."

Miller and Murkowski will face Democrat Scott McAdams in the November election.

Recent polls show the race between Murkowski and Miller is neck-and-neck.

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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Juneau AK

    Ha, she will be named on the ballot come November 2nd. His numbers are falling faster then the leaves off of trees. I've already voted absentee and filled in the oval and wrote down Lisa Murkowski (see, not that hard to spell!!)

    October 28, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  2. kenneth fusilier

    Joe miller needs to go hide somewhere, the trick will be on him come nov 2!

    October 28, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  3. Jack in AZ

    I don't live in Alaska, but I will be pulling for Murkowski just to spare them of another nutcake, Miller, like our own Brewer. Does anyone remember Brewer getting interviewed a few weeks ago on live TV? The decapitation thing was embarrassing at best. She could only stutter and refused to answer questions. That's incompetence. Where do these people come from; it's scary for sure!

    October 28, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. willie flpyd

    I thought my homestate of SC had the most red-neck racist bigots in the country, but as I read comments on several of these articles, I guess I was wrong. The tea party candidates scare me more than foreign terrorists. They are destroying our country from within. As a white female over 65, I took advantage of my option to vote early, and as a former Independent cast my vote for the Dem. party. BTW, we have enough problems in SC with Nikki Haley, we don't need Romney adding to them!!

    October 28, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Miller is practicing witchcraft along with O'Donnell and this is suppose to be a Halloween joke. It appears the joke of stupidity is on Miller.

    October 28, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  6. carlos

    the more you lie the more the republiCONServatives reward their criminal activities.........this classless, big liar and corrupt beast, this is the miller you idiots are supporting, and the other subpar human, yes that is your hag

    October 28, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  7. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Joe Miller= Lisa Murkowski

    Lisa Murkowski= Joe Miller

    Alaska VOTE for Scott!

    October 28, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  8. cisco4

    How about You Mr. MIler?. What area you?. We know you are not a witch..but just what are you?..And how do you plan to help the USA and its people?

    October 28, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  9. carlos

    and he thinks that the hag is presidential material??????...only an insane would think that, also expect that from a below plant level IQ

    October 28, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  10. Charles W. Skinner

    Murkowski is going to get her hat handed to her and she will be told by the voters of Alaska to go away. Personally, I can't wait to see one of the biggest RINOs in the Senate GONE. The Election commission illegally being allowed to help with spelling of the name was her one and ONLY shot at people being able to write it in properly. With that now gone, and the Republicans wise to the fact that it might occur and ready and able to object, she's as good as toast.

    October 28, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  11. T'SAH from Virginia

    "My opponent is not a witch, but she sure has conjured up some pretty crazy votes in D.C.," Miller says..."

    Miller is a JERK and both him and Murkowski owns up to the same values – Murkowski is subtle in hopes to win more Democrat votes.

    AK DEMOCRATS and Independents – Stand up for Scott McAdams and you will NOT have to GUESS who will FIGHT for YOU!!! You DO NOT have to vote for Murkowski to fight against Miller High Life!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I am for Scott McAdams in AK!!!

    October 28, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  12. George of the jungle

    Brain freeze thats the answer. The repos are not only lyers but not to bright. Go Scott go. Both the repos are idiots and the adds prove this. Vote all repos out

    October 28, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  13. Dawn Ada, Ohio

    I'm surprised this crazy man has not crawled back in the hole he came out of. It was found that he lied about his work ethics violation. He doesn't want anyone looking into his work history(by the way Sarah Palin, he worked for a public agency and anyone has the right to ask for his personnel records, it's part of the sunshine act). Wow I really can't understand how any Republican can feel good about voting for the prospects around the country this time around. With that said: DEMS GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!!! My theory is that many Republicans are actually disgusted with their choices and many won't vote(their conscience hopefully won't allow them to vote for the horrible candidates they have been offered by their party). DON'T BELIEVE THE POLLS...............DEMS SHOW THEM HOW IT IS DONE AND GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!

    October 28, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  14. John

    Joe Miller you don't have right to said anything about anything all you do is lie all the time. Why anyone would vote for a man that got fired from a Government JOB to the U.S.Senate is a IDIOT plain and simple.

    October 28, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  15. Brownshirts for Miller

    Handcuff the Press

    October 28, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  16. Marie MD

    Wow! And he is a liar and has cheated AK of money he didn't deserve. He has plenty of baggage and skeletons in that closet of his including who is campaining for him now (somebody else with no morals or self respect) and whose husband told him that "she put her behind out there for him"" (literally maybe?) but he can't say she is presidential material. The half term IS a witch, remember? She was exorcised at some weird church ritual.
    Do people think we forget stuff like this?

    October 28, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  17. ChimChim

    Gabriella Schwartz....added to my "don't bother to read anymore" category. Seriously...there was little point to the article, very little substance, and a misleading at best headline.
    At a time when Americans really need to be scrutinizing the politicians that we're about to elect....our media turns out garbage like this. How about an article that clearly shows a voting record? How about a summary of previous statements? How many times this candidate changed their view(s) or went back on a promise.

    October 28, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |