Murkowski wants continued bipartisanship
December 24th, 2010
10:46 AM ET
10 years ago

Murkowski wants continued bipartisanship

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski ran a successful write-in bid to hold onto her Alaska Senate seat after losing the GOP primary to Tea Party-backed Joe Miller. She now says she took a "very strong message" from the election.

"Alaskans want to be heard on the issues they don't necessarily want to be tied to a political label or a party position," Murkowski said on CNN's "John King, USA."

She said she hopes the bipartisan work of the lame duck session, specifically on taxes will be a precursor to the next Senate session.

"I think that was an indicator of hopefully things to come where we truly do come together on a bipartisan basis, figure out how we proceed and enact those policies that are going to be good for the country," Murkowski said.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Marty, FL

    Thank you, Sen. Murkowski. Your pledge for bipartisan approach is what many Americans want from our leaders, developing reasonable solutions by working together.

    December 24, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. ronalde

    AT least there is one republican thats is showing good common sense.To move this country forward they need to work together.

    December 24, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  3. richard

    well, bipartisan write-ins (dem AND repub) won her the election when more than half of republicans chose the tea party candidate over her. so she better remember where her support came from - act accordingly!

    December 24, 2010 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  4. Whatever

    I guess she realized just how close she came to not being in D.C. anymore and her knew found awakening means BIPARTISANSHIP!!!!! All the others that do not want to COMPROMISE better wake up and smell the tea or coffee...

    December 24, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  5. Raptor

    Thank you Lisa. America can not be governed from the extremes. I will use an airplane analogy: the rudder used to steer an airplane is always located near the middle of the airplane/boat. The pilot uses one control surface at the time on the left and right wing one buy the rudder in the center is always used no matter what direction.

    December 24, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |