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My Turn: When in doubt, vote for bipartisanship one shining outcome of what a bipartisan government can achieve.Applying the measure of bipartisanship to the Senate election means voting for Sen. Mark Begich. Having one Republican Senator and one Democratic Senator makes Alaska stronger...
My Turn: Predictions for 2014 and beyond

...what they wanted to do. The rallying cry of the Democrats was that the Koch brothers shouldn't be able to buy our Senate election. The reality was quite different. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and his Democratic super PAC outspent Republicans...
Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

...a bar near the harbor to play pool."This election, the whole country is watching, because what happens in the Senate election in Alaska is likely going to determine the direction of the county," Sullivan told supporters gathered at the coffee...
Roger Goodell's mission to measure up

...taking a leading role to end the war, a move that alienated many expected big contributors and could cost him the 1970 Senate election (which it did)."No regrets at all," said Goodell (who died at age 60 in 1987). "Sometimes we need to act...
Letter: Terms up for Begich but work left to be done

I applaud Sen. Mark Begich for not immediately conceding the Senate election, out of respect for every Alaskan voter. Also deserving of his respect are the voters who put him in office in 2008 who expect...
Miller wins opportunity to block vote certification

...sues Alaska in state court by Monday, he'll stop the state from certifying the results of the disputed U.S. Senate election in which write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski has the most votes. The Associated Press has declared Murkowski...
No end in sight for Outside campaign ads

...and there doesn't seem to be any end to the Outside-funded advertising, five months before the November U.S. Senate election.The latest ad is focused on Begich's support of Obamacare, and it's the second anti-Begich ad from American...
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Judge allows Murkowski to participate in Senate election case

A state judge has allowed U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski a formal role in candidate Joe Miller's challenge to her November election victory.
Judge rules Miller must pay state's legal fees after Senate election fight

JUNEAU - An Alaska judge on Friday ordered failed U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller to pay more than $17,300 in legal costs incurred by the state during his challenge to last year's election. But Judge William Carey also ruled that Miller won't have to pay legal bills for his rival, Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Miller sued the state over its handling of the election and the counting of votes for Murkowski, who mounted an unprecedented write-in campaign last fall after losing the Republican primary to tea party favorite Miller last August.
Juneau voters: Debates didn't change their minds

...Murkowski and former Gov. Tony Knowles said the forum did not persuade them to change their vote in the close U.S. Senate election. About 10 people turned out for a viewing party at the television studio for the public television and radio station...


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