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Treadwell: 'No interest' in primary against Parnell

...said he did not want to wait to begin preparing a Republican challenge to Begich's reelection."Challenging a sitting senator, even in a state like Alaska where a Republican is probably more likely to win, is a huge undertaking, and it's...
Conservatives take aim at Senate coalition

...race, in Senate District A, features a dramatically redrawn district and Thomas must square off against another sitting senator, conservative Republican John Coghill of North Pole.Minnery said his group also may put money into a fifth...
Debit surcharge a reaction to government controls on fees

...who took to the Senate floor to encourage customers to remove their money from banks that raise fees.That a sitting senator would encourage a bank run at any time, much less when the economy is in a precarious state, is remarkable in itself...
Murkowski concedes primary race

...establishment. Miller's win was a major victory for the tea party movement and marked the first time it had defeated a sitting senator in a primary. Tea partiers had knocked off Utah Sen. Bob Bennett at a state convention in May. Embolden tea partiers...
Murkowski makes U.S. history selection of Senate office space. Seniority is a prized commodity in the clubby atmosphere of the Senate. As a sitting senator starting today, Murkowski also begins collecting her $150,000 salary and can start hiring staff. Several longtime...
Murkowski should be removed from leadership for write-in campaign

...leader and ask him to strip her of her committee assignments and seniority, as is the usual course of action when a sitting senator runs as an "independent." Yes, it might mean a little less bacon from Murkowski for a while, but that pig's...
Cowdery pulls out of special session on tax had bribed during testimony in the trial of former Rep. Pete Kott, R-Eagle River. Cowdery was the only sitting senator Smith named. Cowdery's statement said his decision was made in the best interests of the legislative process and...
Group stands behind ad Murkowski calls untrue

...It's such a veiled threat, saying, 'If you play this ad, we will hold you responsible.' Coming from a sitting senator, that was kind of creepy, I thought." McKeever, in an interview with The Associated Press, refused to say what...
2010 was full of surprises

...primary but Murkowski prevailed as a write-in candidate in the general election in November. Murkowski is the only sitting senator to lose in a primary and win as a write-in in the general election. "It is a unique historical event," Carey...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...comes out." Should all 20 senators stand for re-election next year instead of the usual 10? That could force a sitting senator with aspirations for the governor's mansion to choose one race or the other. Which voters get added or subtracted...


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