Friday, October 1, 2010

Take Two for Tea Party Express and Murkowski

The Tea Party Express says it is going to target Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski - again. The national Sacramento-based organization announced Thursday that next week they'll unveil a new television and radio ad campaign against Murkowski, who is running in the general election as a write-in candidate. Last month, Murkowski conceded defeat in her bid for her party's nomination. The senator, who is part of a political dynasty in Alaska, was upset in the August 24 Republican Senate primary by attorney Joe Miller, a previous longshot who enjoyed strong support from Tea Party activists and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The Tea Party Express had endorsed Miller and spent over $600,000 to help him defeat Murkowski. "Lisa, take a hint, the voters rejected you once before and now watching you defy their will is bound to alienate yourself from Alaska voters even more," says Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, in a news release...more

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