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Palin's campaign echoes 1996 run

...Anchorage as it is for one the size of Wasilla, Knowles spokeswoman Patty Ginsburg said. "It's not the time for a small-town mayor to make the huge leap," she said. One person who worked under Palin, Anchorage attorney Ken Jacobus, said it's...
McAdams thinks GOP primary voters have given him a chance

...polished political pro as he set about to diminish expectations, which can help exceed them later. "I'm just a small-town mayor, not an Ivy League lawyer," McAdams said in a teleconference with reporters. Miller earned a law degree from...
Murkowski mounting write-in bid

...self-described constitutional conservative and tea party favorite, and the "inexperience" of Democrat Scott McAdams, a small-town mayor. "So I am here to tell you, you are disenfranchised no more," she said. Republican leaders - including Republican...
In Senate race, ad aims at 'Princess Lisa'

...Alaskans wanting a choice between Miller's "extremist" views and the "inexperience" of Democrat Scott McAdams, a small-town mayor. Murkowski was appointed to the Senate seat held by her father when he became governor in 2002, and won it outright...
Murkowski concedes primary race

...that remains to be done." "You are who I am," she told Alaskans. Miller will face Democrat Scott McAdams, a small-town mayor, in the November general election. Associated Press writers Becky Bohrer in Juneau and Rachel D'Oro and Mark...
Sitka mayor seeking Lisa Murkowski's US Senate seat

...Murkowski has in hand for this year's election. So, he says he'll do it the old-fashioned, Alaska way. "Can a small-town mayor stand against a well-funded, sitting incumbent senator?" he asked Tuesday, shortly after filing his papers...
Palin still excites GOP, but luster dims a bit

...first half of September, 61 percent said they did not think Palin - governor for less than two years and former small-town mayor - has the right experience to be president. That view has changed little in more recent surveys. Polls also show...
Palin's popularity tumbles among Alaskans

...known as Troopergate has trickled out, and as national and local media pick over her track record as a governor and small-town mayor. Palin still has overwhelming support among Alaska Republicans. But many Democrats and independents, who gave...
Palin wows convention crowd

...confronted criticism head on about whether, as a former small-town mayor and first-term governor, she had enough experience to become president if the need arose. "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, but you have...
Empire editorial: Palin's nomination good for Alaska

...she really does know what she's talking about. That's a tall order for a self-described hockey mom, former small-town mayor and first-term governor who critics claim has minuscule knowledge of national affairs and even less knowledge of...


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