Politics

Lisa Murkowski declares victory after historic write-in campaign



Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) declared victory on Tuesday in her historic write-in campaign in Alaska.

With only about 700 ballots left, Murkowski led Republican Joe Miller, an attorney who has the backing of the Tea Party movement, by 10,400 votes. "Doesn't it just feel like, wow,"Murkowski said at a rally, The Fairbanks Daily News Miner. "It feels a little bit mind-boggling."

Alaskans Standing Together, an independent expenditure committee largely funded by Alaska Native corporations, spent more than $1 million to support Murkowski during the race. The overwhelming majority of votes in Alaska Native villages went to Murkowski.

Get the Story:
Murkowski claims victory in grueling election battle (The Washington Post 11/18)
Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Race (The New York Times 11/18)
Murkowski proclaims herself the victor (The Anchorage Daily News 11/18)
Murkowski claims victory in Alaska Senate race; Miller not conceding (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 11/18)

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