Alaska Native group endorses Sen. Murkowski for re-election
Alaskans Standing Together, a group funded by Alaska Native corporations and their supporters, has endorsed Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in her write-in campaign.

The group launched TV, newspaper and Internet ads in support of Murkowski, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “We all came together and recognized there was a real need here for that counterbalancing voice,” president Will Anderson told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Since joining the Senate, Murkowski has become a strong advocate for law enforcement, health care and other needs in rural Alaska Native villages. She also has defended Alaska Native corporations from attacks on their government contracts.

Joe Miller, an attorney who has the backing of the Tea Party movement, won the Republican nomination. He has not answered questions about Alaska Native issues.

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