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May 29, 2013
He’s baaaaack! Joe “Cuff Him!" Miller has filed papers for another Senate run in Alaska next year, where he’ll take on incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. In 2010, Miller became a unique example of the Tea Party activist who knocked off an establishment Republican in the primaries but then lost to that same Republican in the general election (Lisa Murkowski launched a successful write-in campaign to retain her seat). Begich is considered extremely vulnerable this cycle; he won the seat in 2008 after an very close race with Ted "Series of Tubes" Stevens. (Photo credit: AP) source

He’s baaaaack! Joe “Cuff Him!" Miller has filed papers for another Senate run in Alaska next year, where he’ll take on incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. In 2010, Miller became a unique example of the Tea Party activist who knocked off an establishment Republican in the primaries but then lost to that same Republican in the general election (Lisa Murkowski launched a successful write-in campaign to retain her seat). Begich is considered extremely vulnerable this cycle; he won the seat in 2008 after an very close race with Ted "Series of Tubes" Stevens. (Photo credit: AP) source

15:13 // 1 year ago
November 18, 2010

Has Sarah Palin brought up Joe Miller’s Alaska Senate loss?

  • NO she did, however, tweet a link about her new book source
9:54 // 3 years ago
November 17, 2010
It’s never over until the count is done. I would encourage people to recognize that 255,000 votes were cast in the US Senate race and right now what we have is about a 2000 vote difference. Less than one percent.
Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller • Holding on a little too closely to the belief that he still has a shot in the race. The AP called the race for Murkowski today, making her the first candidate since Strom Thurmond in 1954 to win a race on write-in ballots alone. Murkowski hasn’t declared victory today but she is expected to soon. Miller, however, whose campaign contested 8,153 ballots, is still behind by more than .5 percent, which means that if he wants a recount, he’s gonna have to pay for it himself. Look man, we understand you weren’t expecting Murkowski to win. But your cavalier attitude towards your opponents hurt you down the stretch. source (viafollow)
20:13 // 3 years ago
November 15, 2010

Lisa Murkowski: Very close to beating Joe Miller in Alaska

  • 92,164 votes in favor of Lisa Murkowski right now
  • 90,458 number of votes Joe Miller has in the election at this point
  • 7,601 number of write-in votes Miller’s camp has contested so far
  • 10k number of write-in votes Murkowski is expected to get after today source

» So, to put it simply: Lisa Murkowski is on track to beat Joe Miller in Alaska, even after the contested votes with misspellings and other errors.

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23:21 // 3 years ago
November 11, 2010

Alaska Senate: Early write-in counts favor Lisa Murkowski

  • 98% of write-in votes favor Lisa Murkowski so far source

» And despite Joe Miller’s wishes: Murkowski misspellings are being allowed, making it so that she’s even more likely to win when all the votes are counted. It’s going to take five days to count every single one of the write-in votes.

11:02 // 3 years ago
November 10, 2010
The new policy makes no provision for the many voters who cast protest votes.
A line from the lawsuit filed on behalf of Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller • Explaining that (stay with us, this gets confusing) write-in votes with Lisa Murkowski’s name spelled incorrectly are protest votes, intended to sabotage Murkowski’s widely-pushed campaign to get people to spell her name correctly on write-in votes. But Alaska doesn’t plan to consider them that way. “To the contrary,” the lawsuit states, “the state is indicating that it will now count a protest vote, deliberately cast with a misspelling as a vote for Murkowski. This effectively nullifies the protest and falsely inflates the vote for the write-in candidate. In short, the state has become a super-voter and will override voter intent and recast the votes for the candidate the state chooses.” Or perhaps people in fact aren’t as good at spelling as Miller’s lawyer gives them credit for. source (viafollow)
10:48 // 3 years ago
October 29, 2010


If ya can’t beat ‘em, drown ‘em in fake candidates. After defeating Lisa Murkowski in the primary, Joe Miller was a shoe-in to be the next Senator from Alaska. But then Murkowski announced a write-in campaign, and started gaining traction in the polls. So, Miller supporters did what any rational base would do: they flooded the list of write-in candidates (provided to voters at the polls) with as many names as possible, so that Murkowski’s name would be harder to spot. The effort, which originated on Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Government” blog, worked, and now there are over 100 “official” write-in candidates (many of them readers of “Big Government”). This race just gets better and better. sourceBreitbart blog injects more fun into AK Senate race

If ya can’t beat ‘em, drown ‘em in fake candidates. After defeating Lisa Murkowski in the primary, Joe Miller was a shoe-in to be the next Senator from Alaska. But then Murkowski announced a write-in campaign, and started gaining traction in the polls. So, Miller supporters did what any rational base would do: they flooded the list of write-in candidates (provided to voters at the polls) with as many names as possible, so that Murkowski’s name would be harder to spot. The effort, which originated on Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Government” blog, worked, and now there are over 100 “official” write-in candidates (many of them readers of “Big Government”). This race just gets better and better. source

21:26 // 3 years ago
October 18, 2010

Joe Miller bleeding support in Alaska

  • 7% decrease in Joe Miller’s support over last month source

» For a while, Joe Miller had it in the bag. But things have changed. It started when incumbent Lisa Murkowski, having lost the Republican primary to Miller, announced that she’d run a write-in campaign. Polls then began showing erosion of Miller’s popularity, with his negatives increasing by 6% in the last month. Then, news broke last night that Miller’s private security detail handcuffed and detained a reporter at a town hall meeting. Now, Nate Silver says that “any ordering of the top three candidates is possible.” This is a race to watch on November 2nd.

15:30 // 3 years ago

Annoyed Joe Miller has guards detain Alaska Dispatch founder

Hey Joe Miller, what you got to hide? You seem a little wary of talking to reporters for some reason, even to the point where you had a bunch of security guards detain the owner of a news site, who you discount as a “liberal blogger.” Why? What is the gain in it for you? It makes you seem like kind of a jerk. “While I’ve gotten used to the blog Alaska Dispatch's assault on me and my family, I never thought that it would lead to a physical assault,” you say. Yeah, yeah. Fact of the matter is, you just had your cronies detain a legitimate member of the online press because he annoyed you. source

10:20 // 3 years ago
October 11, 2010

The never-ending foibles of Joe Miller

  • then Miller said at a town hall meeting last week that he supports repealing the 17th Amendment, which allows voters (rather than state legislators) to elect Senators .
  • now Miller now says that amending the constitution isn’t “a practical solution,” and blames Lisa Murkowski for making him say what he said. Or something. source
19:28 // 3 years ago