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My Turn: Rep. Chenault's leadership proves need for term limits

...history, and he departed after an embarrassing reelection bid where he received only 19 percent of the vote in the GOP primary.In terms of wasteful spending, Chenault's decision isn't remotely comparable to Murkowski's. And he wasn't...
Trump pledges allegiance to the GOP

...John McCain's war hero status and insulted a popular Fox News host.And his refusal to pledge his support for the GOP primary campaign winner, if he falls short, further roiled the party.The document Trump signed Thursday is a pledge, not...
Nation and World
Cruz blames prez for climate of violence against police

...senator's return to Texas comes as Donald Trump has climbed to the top of state polls, mirroring his rise nationally in the GOP primary.Cruz, who will attend a rally in Washington to protest the nuclear deal with Iran, said Thursday he invited Trump...
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My Turn: Is Murkowski voting her conscience on the Iran deal?

...year away, it's quite evident she's positioning herself to avoid a similar challenge next August. Having lost the GOP primary to Joe Miller in 2010, she probably doesn't want to cross any powerful lobbying groups like AIPAC.She's also...
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...candidates in a difficult spot.In Alaska, Senate candidate Dan Sullivan opposed a federal minimum wage hike during the GOP primary campaign then came out for the state minimum wage measure in his general election race against Democratic Sen. Mark...
Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...his roots here date to the 1990s. Sullivan also has spent much of the past 10 months battling it out in a three-way GOP primary and fending off attacks by Democrats and a pro-Begich super PAC. Begich, meanwhile, faced no real Democratic opposition...
Sarah Palin endorses Joe Miller in Senate race

...Miller, a tea party favorite, during his unsuccessful Senate bid in 2010. Miller upset Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the GOP primary that year but Murkowski waged a historic write-in campaign to keep her job.This latest endorsement comes days before...
Tea Party Express might not endorse in Alaska race

...They're all pretty much running on a conservative platform," he said.Miller was the group's choice in the 2010 GOP primary because it saw a clear contrast between him and the incumbent, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, he said.The group saw Murkowski...
GOP, Dems try to repackage arguments for the new year

...the 32 percent are Republicans. The poll found that two-thirds of GOP voters want the entire law gone. That pushes GOP primary candidates to the extreme on the issue, Israel argues, playing into the more general Democratic argument that Republicans...
FEC approves Miller request on campaign funds

...judgment if he loses his appeal.Miller burst onto the political scene with his upset of Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 GOP primary. Murkowski went on to keep her seat after mounting an historic write-in campaign.Miller is currently running for...


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