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

...state 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

NEW YORK - Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination - a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.
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...
Nation and World
My Turn: Is Murkowski voting her conscience on the Iran deal?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has joined the GOP chorus that will vote against the Iran nuclear agreement. It's conceivable that, as she claims, her decision was based on an objective examination of it.
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...
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...
FEC to consider Miller request on campaign funds

...2010 campaign. Miller lost the race to incumbent Lisa Murkowski, who mounted a write-in campaign after losing the GOP primary to Miller.Miller was a part-time borough attorney for seven years. He was disciplined in 2008 for using work...
US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

ANCHORAGE - Tea party conservatives hope to make Republican primary magic again Tuesday, with a victory by Joe Miller in Alaska's U.S. Senate race.
Government shutdown - a way out for the GOP

...hasn't been able to negotiate freely, either, but for a more personal reason: He's facing a challenge in the GOP primary election next year from a tea party Republican who accuses him of being too moderate.And Senate Majority Leader...
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Quorum shortfall shows deep rift in Alaska GOP

...Convention co-chair Bruce Schulte said the proposed action was submitted by supporters of former U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller. Murkowski mounted a write-in campaign in 2010 to retain her seat after losing the GOP primary to Miller.


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