Yesterday, write-in candidate and current U.S. Senator, Lisa Murkowski, edged ahead of Tea Party candidate Joe Miller by a little over 1,700 votes.
For those of you who have not followed the race, Murkowski is a “moderate” Republican and Miller is the Tea Party prince supported by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. In the August 2010 GOP primary, Miller beat Murkowski by about 2000 votes. Murkowski decided to run as a write-in candidate and that is where all the fun started. Murkowski was appointed to her Senate seat in 2002 (by her father) and was elected to a full term in 2004.
Some folks believed Alaskans were not smart enough to spell L-I-S-A M-U-R-K-O-W-S-K-I. With some temporary tattoos and rubber wrist bands not to mention some great signs, the Murkowski campaign team gave voters a few easy ways to get her name correct – and it’s working. Continue reading