Lisa Murkowski poised to win historic write-in campaign in Senate
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) is poised to win her historic write-in campaign although results won't be certified for weeks.

With nearly 90 percent of precincts reporting, the write-in category captured 40 percent of the vote. It is assumed most, if not all, went to Murkowski, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

They said you can’t do it,” Murkowski said last night, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. “You can’t win a write-in campaign, not in Alaska, not anywhere. Do they know Alaska?"

Joe Miller, an attorney who has the backing of the Tea Party movement, has received 34 percent of the vote so far. Democrat Scott McAdams trailed with 24 percent.

Alaskans Standing Together, an independent expenditure committee largely funded by Alaska Native corporations, spent more than $1 million to support Murkowski.

Get the Story:
Write-ins favor Murkowski; Miller won't quit (The Anchorage Daily News 11/3)
Write-in candidate leads Alaska's U.S. Senate race (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 11/3)

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