November 4th, 2010
09:31 AM ET
12 years ago

What's on Joe Miller's wishlist? Time.

(CNN) - Joe Miller wants more time for Alaska election officials to tabulate the results of the hotly contested three-way Senate race in Alaska.

The republican nominee for Alaska's senate seat is urging caution and due diligence as all votes are counted in the race where he appears to be trailing incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

In an interview with CNN's Drew Griffin, Miller said, "We want to make sure the law is followed and that is something that hasn't been done in some cases up until now."

Miller, who beat Murkowski in the primary, went on to say, "We think it's improper to suddenly hoist upon the Alaskans this idea that we are going to move it up by a week."

Murkowski is looking to make history as the second candidate to ever win an U.S. Senate election as a write-in candidate.

Murkowski faced a humbling defeat earlier this year when the tea party-backed Miller secured the Republican nomination. The race has been particulary personal because Miller was endorsed by Sarah Palin who ran against Murkowski's father, and won, in the 2006 Alaskan gubernatorial race.

Filed under: 2010 • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Jersey Bob

    Sooooo now Miller is willing to talk with journalists....... "But don't ask me about my past!!" It's ironic how many posts lamented Murkowski's feckless defiance of the "people's will" by entering into a write-in candidacy after she was defeated in the Republican primary. Now what's the story???? Will those same people praise her for reasserting the self-same people's will??

    November 4, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    He wishes PALIN never endorsed him!!!

    In the STATE where Palin SHOULD HAVE been a WINNER – Bombed!!!! If I were Murkowski – once they declared me as being the WINNER – I would CHANGE MY PARTY to an Independent and SLAP Palin and the GOP in the FACE!!! She is REALLY NOT a RepubliCAN'T – If she was, she would not have gone against her party and run as a WRITE-IN!!!

    I was truly hoping that Scott McAdams won!!! The Media was NOT interested in that story because the JUICE was in “Miller High Life” and Murkowski……… That’s okay – we will fix that before 2012!!!!

    T'SAH – Out of Campaign Mode and N2 Moving America Forward with President Obama!!!

    November 4, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  3. NVa Native

    He wants to star in the re-make of the series "Walker – Texas Ranger" with Chuck-abee as his co-star.

    November 4, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. Lori in St Pete

    The rethugliban ALWAYS want more time when it's THEIR candidate. However, if a Dem requests a recount, these same hypocrites and their enablers wail like stuck pigs.

    November 4, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  5. Lori in St Pete

    What a creepy photo accompanying this story. The vacant eyes and fake, pasted on smile can't hide the evil, lies and hypocracy that lurk beneath them.

    November 4, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  6. Carol

    More vague accustions: "We want to make sure the law is followed and that is something that hasn't been done in some cases up until now." I want details that he probably doesn't have! I am so tired of vague accusations and vague positions on issues!

    November 4, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  7. Dave

    So Joe Miller is concerned about the law being followed. Funny, he didn't seem too concerned about the law when he was breaking it and lying repeatedly to cover it up. Typical "do as I say, not as I do" Republican...

    November 4, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Hopefully a shave and a visit to the dentist.

    November 4, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. Dave

    A loser supprted by a loser. Palin may have beaten Murkowski's father, but she could not even finish her term. Give it up Miller and let Alaskans move forward.

    November 4, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  10. Marie MD

    That picture of miller is so gross I don't know where to start. It does seem as if the half term must have taken boy toy to her dentist because his teeth look clean. It doesn't look as if he has veneers like the queen of hate though,.
    Alaskans don't want anyuthing that the half term gives them anymore. The plant for the AKIP lost in her own state. Whether she thinks she "won" all those other elections it's all a moot point when she couldn't deliver in her own backyard as she looks at Russia from her kitchen (ugly disorganized kitchen that it is) window.

    November 4, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  11. Forbes, Waterloo

    "...hoist upon the Alaskans...." Hate to "refudiate" you Joe, but the word you want is "foist" not "hoist".

    November 4, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    Emmer wants more time here in Minnesota as well. Dayton is close to being up 10,000 votes over Emmer. Yet, Emmer smells *something fishy* with the vote tally. GOPers tried this same tactic with Franken, even though Franken picked up more votes as a result. I imagine the same will happen again with Dayton.

    I predict Miller will have lost when all is said and done. Doesn't really matter. The Senate is what it is with or without Miller: Democratic.

    November 4, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. Annie, Atlanta

    Ok, election's over, and now I can speak my mind. This guy gives me the serious creeps.

    November 4, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |