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Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Murkowski’

Palin Triumphs Over Another Murkowski

Posted by traceyporreca on May 2, 2011

*UPDATE* – Please see the update at the end of this article.

“Planned Parenthood doesn’t empower women, or offer women who find themselves in less than ideal circumstances any kind of real choice. What they offer is not real choice or female health care.”
– Sarah Palin


(Photo courtesy of Adrienne Ross)

On Friday, April 29, members of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women (AFRW) heard from Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski as she came to speak to the delegates. As many of you know, Lisa Murkowski lost the primary election for the Republican seat in Alaska to Joe Miller, but proceeded to mount a controversial write-in campaign and eventually kept the senate seat in the general election. This has been very divisive within the Republican party in Alaska. One of the most divisive components is her stance on Life. The Alaska Republican Party Platform addresses the issue of Life as follows:

“We endorse the Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Man is made in the image of God; we embrace the sanctity of life from the moment of conception until natural death. We heartily encourage our elected officials to use every legal means to protect the unborn and recognize the worth of even the smallest members of the human race.”

Our senior senator Murkowski recently voted against defunding Planned Parenthood. On her own in her speech to the AFRW, the senator acknowledged her campaign had divided the party, but she stated she hoped we could “all unite” in efforts to strengthen the Republican Party in Washington. An article appeared in today’s “Frontiersman,” the Wasilla newspaper, about the AFRW event. Her comments were very interesting regarding the divisiveness within the party:

She told the group that although she knows that some of them did not agree with her decision to move forward with a write-in campaign to keep her Senate seat, she hopes they can now unite in their efforts to strengthen the GOP in Washington.

“There were people who had been friends for a long time who weren’t able to talk about the campaign because it became as emotional as it did,” she said. “I took a risk, those of you who stayed with me took a risk. I thank you for that. But I also know that that risk caused more than just mild discomfort. It caused some real anxiety. But we have a challenge in front of us as a federation. I challenge you all to figure out how to build on the strengths we have as Republican women in this state.”

While people criticize Gov. Palin for “quitting” office and dividing the state, it is elected officials like Murkowski that are truly divisive. (See here for our position on the quitter arguement.)Mounting a write-in campaign against the wishes of her constituents after losing in the primary has created a rift that many feel will only be closed once she is out of office. Her stance on the Life issue is a major reason why she lost the Republican nomination during the primary to begin with. The Life issue turned out to be the pivotal point in that election and what keeps many from supporting her to this day.

Continuing on in her speech to the AFRW and wrapping up comments, she addressed questions. One delegate to the convention then asked the pivotal question – why did Murkowski NOT support defunding Planned Parenthood? The “Frontiersman” article addresses this question, and Murkowski’s answer:

When one woman in the back of the room asked her why she didn’t support cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization that made more than $900 million in profits last year that the woman considers to be corrupt, Murkowski was clear on her own message there.

“I don’t believe that Planned Parenthood should be entirely defunded,” she said. “The House measure would have been a complete and total elimination of those dollars. I happen to believe that Planned Parenthood does do good things for women in this country, particularly low-income women, and I was willing to put myself behind that position in that vote. That’s my perspective and if people feel differently, they vote the other way. I think we saw that final outcome.”

She was willing to put herself behind that position? “That’s my perspective…” she states. What about what her constituents want? What about the Alaska Republican Party platform?

Contrast this with Gov. Palin. Yesterday, Gov. Palin had the opportunity to speak at the Heroic Media “Heroes Among Us” fundraiser dinner. This speech was attended also by Adrienne Ross, writer and founder of Motivation Truth, a site which supports Gov. Palin. In her speech, Gov. Palin showed that she is a true conservative Alaskan woman who stands by those who adhere to the Alaska Republican Party Platform. Gov. Palin addressed her own decision to choose life, and that of her daughter Bristol as well:

Upon learning that she was pregnant with a child with Down Syndrome, she said, she went through an array of emotions which led her to rely on God’s strength, Who said He would not give us any more than we can handle, yet she remembers saying to God, “I think you over-estimated me this time!” She spent her pregnancy, she so transparently shared, crying out for God’s miraculous touch.

The moment Trig was born, as he melted in her arms, she knew God had answered her prayers. He changed her world then, and he continues to inspire, as she watches him greet every day with applause–literally. “Trig is the light of our life,” she said.

She then shared Bristol’s story–yes, less than ideal circumstances once again, but Bristol found strength to do the right thing. Both mother and daughter embraced life, believing in God’s strength–and not taking counsel from those who choose to believe that women are not strong enough to handle the challenges they face. “Choosing life may not be the easy path, but it is the right path,” she declared.

And then the governor addressed the Planned Parenthood issue:

Contrast this to Planned Parenthood, which the Governor called out for all its corruption and dedication to abortion. Planned Parenthood, she said, doesn’t show other options. “What they offer is not real choice.” She went on to state that the federal government has no business subsidizing such an organization, particularly when we have a major fiscal problem on our hands. America gives $1,000,000 taxpayer dollars to them every day, and Governor Palin emphatically said, she doesn’t want her money paying for the abortion of a child. We will not stop until not one cent goes to Planned Parenthood and funding abortion, she vowed.

She spoke at length about Lila Rose, whom she presented with the Heroes Among Us Award. Governor Palin praised Lila for being passionate about life, for exposing Planned Parenthood for its illegal activities, and for fearlessly speaking out on this issue. She compared Lila’s work to that of human rights activism. “She’s using her voice to defend the voiceless,” the Governor said. Unlike what you hear in the media, Governor Palin is not intent on making herself the focus. Much–if not most–of her speech was dedicated to praising this young woman whom she respects greatly.

Upon receiving the award, Ms. Rose immediately called attention to Governor Palin’s own heroism, stating that she is a hero to all women. Heroic Media defines a hero as “someone who makes great personal sacrifices for the benefit of others.” Yes, both Governor Palin and Lila Rose qualify.

Sarah Palin is unabashedly, unequivocally Pro-Life and is not afraid to stand up and tell the world. Many here in Alaska respect that greatly.

As for Sen. Murkowski – she was elected to be a voting delegate at the AFRW convention, and was to attend the second day of the convention and vote. However, she sent a proxy in her stead and did not show. Who knows why? Maybe it had to do with the hard question she was asked by that delegate about Planned Parenthood, a delegate who later defended that question to a handful of Murkowski supporters in attendance. Maybe it was the conversation she had with another delegate in the hall, an ardent Joe Miller supporter, who let her know that we will not forget where she stands and how she votes on this and other issues. Or maybe it was the huge truck that someone hired which circled the AFRW venues both days. On this truck was a very large billboard picture of an aborted fetus, along with photos of Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich (AK Democratic Senator), showing that they really do vote the same, and Murkowski’s votes and stance are far from Pro-Life and the Alaska Republican Platform. Everyone in attendance saw this truck, as did Murkowski, her name and face alongside the aborted fetus.

Have no doubt – Sarah Palin is the true conservative Pro-Life Alaskan. Murkowski, not so much.

UPDATE: I have received many comments through this blog, facebook, and email, and I’d like to address those. The focus of this article is Life and how two Alaskan women choose to support that Life. The focus of this article is not who attended the convention, or who some think should have attended, nor is it about a picture that some found offensive. I am offended that I have no true Republican representation from my Alaska Senator. I am offended that a sitting senator, who herself admitted has divided the state’s party, spoke at our convention. I am offended that this same senator has chosen not to defund Planned Parenthood, against our party’s platform. Even if federal dollars are not going to be used by Planned Parenthood for abortion services (which I believe they will), the mere fact that this organization exists to kill children is appalling. Are you saying it’s ok to fund an organization that performs thousands of abortions as long as they use the money we give them to buy dixie cups instead? Why is our federal government, that is bleeding profusely from every pore, funding any kind of organization like this? That was the point of my article. Senator Murkowski knows that the issue of Life is one of the strongest platforms our party stands on, and yet she chooses to fund an organization that is the biggest offender of this. She does not represent me. I appreciate all the ladies who were in attendance at the convention and their comments, but please look in the mirror and ask yourself where you stand. Do you stand with the Alaskan Republican Party and the principles upon which it stands? I’m tired of Republicans rolling over and compromising their principles in order to “get along” with everyone. Sarah Palin was correct when she said the GOP has the fighting instincts of sheep. Remember what our guest speaker Gisela said? We must stand up and not back down. We have to stand for what we believe in. And as I see it, Sen. Murkowski stood for what she believes in when she voted the way she did, and Sarah Palin choose to stand by her principles when she gave birth to Trig and continues to speak out about Life to this day. I’m glad Gov. Palin was not in attendance and chose instead to send a beautiful message to a much wider audience. Well done, Sarah Palin.

For more articles by Tracey Porreca, please see Alaskans4Palin

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Murkowski Ignores Will of the People; She’ll Run as a Write In Candidate; Update 1: Donate to Joe Miller; 2: Reactions

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 17, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

It’s official. The talk of the day was that Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who was defeated by Joe Miller in the Primary, was still going to run as a write in candidate. She has just announced she is.

Some simply don’t get it. The people speak during a competitive Primary, and these politicians continue to force their own agendas. There must be something in the air in Washington.

Joe Miller is the choice of the people, he’s the Tea Party candidate, and he’s the one Governor Palin put over the top. Murkowski conceded when it was clear she was toast. This is where she is supposed to handle the loss with grace, back the Republican chosen by her state, and get out of the way. Who would have thought she would have gone this route? It’s a sad, sad day when people simply ignore the will of the voters. Unbelievable.

Too bad Murkowski didn’t heed what Governor Palin just tweeted a few minutes ago:

Primary voters spoke. Listen to the people, respect their will; w/a 40-pt incumbent lead & $2.8 million war chest, voters chose Joe instead

Perhaps getting handed a Senate seat by Daddy has prevented Murkowski from recognizing when people have had enough of her. Does she have the right to run as a write in candidate? Of course, but it sure speaks volumes about desire for power over respect for the election process and the will of the people.

UPDATE: You can donate to Joe Miller’s campaign by clicking here.

UPDATE II, via C4P:

Update by Mel: NRO has reaction from Joe Miller:

Miller says Murkowski’s move “should shock anyone with integrity,” calling it another example of how her “lifeblood is power.” She has, he says, a “disconnection from reality.”

“[Murkowski] is going back on her word,” Miller continues. “She gave her word several days before the primary that she would respect the primary outcome.”

John Cornyn says the NRSC stands behind Miller:

Republican primary voters spoke when they nominated Joe Miller in Alaska, and I am deeply disappointed in Senator Lisa Murkowski’s decision to ignore that clear message and wage a write-in candidacy. The NRSC stands firmly behind Joe Miller’s nomination, and we will ensure that he has all of the resources that he needs in order to win this November.

And Mitch McConnell has stripped Murkowski of her Senate leadership role:

Senate Republicans informed Lisa Murkowski that we will respect the will of the voters in Alaska and support the Republican nominee, Joe Miller. I informed her that by choosing to run a campaign against the Republican nominee, she no longer has my support for serving in any leadership roles, and I have accepted her letter of resignation from Senate leadership. Lisa has served her state and our party with distinction, but Republicans acknowledge the decision Alaskans made and join them in support of the Republican nominee, Joe Miller—the next Senator for Alaska.”

Instead of honoring her word and respecting the will of the people, Lisa Murkowski intends to try to cling to the last vestige of power she has. Stripped of her leadership roles, her claim that she’s doing anything but throwing a temper tantrum is out the window.

Newsflash, Senator: The voters fired you. Act like an adult and clean out your desk and go home.

Lisa Murkowski is going to spend a lot of money trying to tear down Joe Miller. Fight back! Donate to Joe Miller here.

Update II by Doug: Even Randy Ruedrich, chairman of the Alaska Republican Party, is abandoning Murky:

Today Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she would re-enter Alaska’s US Senate race as a write in candidate. Regardless of her decision the Alaska Republican Party stands firm behind our elected Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller.

“The Alaska Republican Party has been respectful of Senator Murkowski’s service and tried to give her a moment of pause with which she could come to the right decision,” said Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich. “I am disappointed the Senator has decided not to respect the will of Alaska’s Republican Primary voters. The 2010 Republican Primary turnout of 110,688 set a new Republican turnout record. I was hoping Senator Murkowski would recognize this fact and acknowledge this election was not an anomaly, misunderstanding, or mistake, but rather the definitive decision of a large plurality of Alaska primary voters. That decision deserves her respect.”

“I want to make perfectly clear to Senator Murkowski and all of Alaska’s Republicans that she will receive no support of any kind from the Alaska Republican Party,” Ruedrich went on to say. “Lisa has chosen to run against the Republican Party and its primary voters. We will treat her candidacy as we would anyone who chooses to oppose our party’s nominees.”

Together we can consign these power hungry RINOs to the dustbin of history. The future of our country demands nothing less. Do we want to bequeath a free America to our children and grandchildren…or not. This is not a drill. Donate to Joe Miller’s campaign here. It’s up to us and the time is NOW.

Read more here.

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Murkowski concedes to Sarah Palin backed Joe Miller

Posted by loricalabrese on September 1, 2010

After a bitter contest, a major upset has taken place in Alaska and another incumbent has gone down. Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded her GOP Senate primary race Tuesday night to Tea Party favorite and Sarah Palin-backed Joe Miller.

Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, led by 1,630 votes after more than 15,000 absentee ballots were counted late Tuesday, a week after the election.

“I don’t see a scenario in which the primary will turn out in my favor,” Murkowski said in her concession speech.

Even though things turned ugly in recent days with Miller accusing Murkowski of vote tampering, and Murkowski saying that Miller was inexperienced and paranoid, Miller is asking Alaskans to come together.

“Now is the time for all Alaskans to come together and reach out with our core message of taking power from the federal government and bringing it back home to the people. If we continue to allow the federal government to live beyond its means, we will all soon have to live below ours,” he said in a statement.

Miller will face Democrat Scott McAdams, mayor of Sitka, Alaska, in the November general election.

“I look forward to the challenge of the general election ahead,” Miller said. “I intend to continue to travel to every corner of Alaska talking to folks about the answers needed to get our nation back on track and keep the American dream alive for ourselves and our children.”

Read more articles by the National Sarah Palin Examiner at Examiner.com

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The Alaska Senate Republican Primary Race Heats Up

Posted by loricalabrese on September 1, 2010

Sarah Palin-backed Joe Miller came out of nowhere and challenged incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Senate Republican primary. But as votes are still being counted with Miller in the lead, the primary is getting downright ugly.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday her Republican rival Joe Miller may be creating doubt in the minds of Alaskans about the integrity of the voting process by ratcheting up the hyperbole about possible election fraud. She also stated that Miller also may be positioning himself to challenge the results if they break her way.

“It just seems that in the week since the election, it has just continued to be yet one more hype, one more mischaracterization, one more just trumped up rhetoric, that leaves people to think there’s some kind of subterfuge or some kind of shenanigans going on,” she said.

An attorney for the Miller campaign, Thomas Van Flein, who’s also Sarah Palin’s attorney, formally asked Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell for an investigation into possible tampering by an observer for the Murkowski campaign.

In a letter, Van Flein claimed the observer at the Mat-Su Division of Elections accessed a state computer for about 20 minutes on Friday while absentee ballots were being verified. Van Flein said the observer may have copied voter information.

He questioned whether a hand-count of the absentee ballots should be required, or at least a review of the computer. He also requested Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell post Alaska State Troopers at counting offices.

“I am really astounded that the Miller camp seems to be so paranoid of every step along the way, which is designed to ensure that every Alaska vote is counted,” Murkowski told The Associated Press.

Tuesday afternoon on FOX News, Miller responded to Murkowski’s accusations. “The only way we’d ever challenge is if there is evidence of tampering,” Miller said. “It’s unfortunate that we’re hearing that kind of rhetoric.”

Miller holds a 1,688-vote lead over incumbent Murkowski in the Republican primary and the Alaska Division of Elections is scheduled to begin counting many of the 25,510 absentee, questioned and early ballots Tuesday, with possible results coming in Tuesday night.

Read more articles by the National Sarah Palin Examiner at Examiner.com

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Governor Palin Asks: “Do You Believe in Miracles?”

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 1, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Lisa Murkowski concedes, and Governor Palin tweets:

Do you believe in miracles?! http://u.nu/72z2f Congratulations, @JoeWMiller! Thank you for your service, Sen. Murkowski. On to November!

Yes, Governor. We believe!

The link she included in her tweet is to this video:

Nothing like a miracle on ice!

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Joe Miller Defeats Lisa Murkowski; Governor Palin Gets Her Miracle on Ice

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 31, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com


Senator Lisa Murkowkski has conceded. What an incredible victory for Joe Miller, who was snatched out of anonymity by Governor Palin’s endorsement. Governor Palin defeated Lisa’s father to become the first woman governor of Alaska, and now she helped Joe Miller to defeat his daughter. As Karl Rove said, “It’s an end of an era.”

But it’s the beginning of another one. As I’ve been predicting all along, it’s Miller Time! We’ve received the “miracle on ice” Governor Palin has been praying for. Now, on to November!

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Palin Endorsement Betters Miller, Bitters Murkowski

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 25, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

The votes are still being tallied in the last of yesterday’s Primary Day races involving candidates Governor Palin endorsed. Governor Palin’s other endorsees, Pam Bondi, Allen West, Paul Gosar, and John McCain, emerged victorious. However, the eyes of the nation followed the Joe Miller-Lisa Murkowski show-down in Alaska, as Palin’s endorsement put a relatively unknown Miller on the map. A day later, we’re yet looking toward the North as votes are still being counted in a very close race that Miller is leading. He gives credit to Governor Palin for the good shape he’s in.

The ADN reports today:

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is battling for her political life this morning against Republican primary challenger Joe Miller, the tea party-backed candidate who has a slim lead as ballots continue to be counted.

Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, led from when the first returns came in Tuesday night and was on the verge of pulling off one of the biggest election upsets ever in Alaska.

With 429 of 438 precincts counted this morning,, Miller had 45,909 votes (51 percent) to 43,949 (49 percent) for Murkowski.

Miller credited the support of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his lead.

“I’m absolutely certain that was pivotal,” he said.

Lisa Murkowski is not quite as happy with the Governor. Though just recently she said she harbored no hard feelings because Palin endorsed Joe Miller, she certainly seemed a bit bitter last night:

Murkowski on Tuesday night took a shot at Palin, saying that when Palin resigned as governor last summer she said she would use her new national role to help out Alaska.

“I think she’s out for her own self-interest. I don’t think she’s out for Alaska’s interest,” Murkowski said as she waited at her campaign headquarters for results to come in.

I wonder if Murkowski would have had a different perspective had Governor Palin managed to throw her a bone with an endorsement. What exactly is Murkowski’s beef anyway? Governor Palin backed a conservative candidate who has a desire to serve the state of Alaska in the way voters expect. Murkowski’s voting record does not serve the interests of her constituents, she functions too much like the other side of the aisle, and it’s time for her to go. Governor Palin has done her part to help make that happen by backing a true conservative named Joe Miller. Sounds to me like a great benefit to both the state of Alaska and the United States of America.

And the Governor’s influence has made all the difference in the world:

Palin and the Tea Party Express made a big push to convince Alaskans to dump Murkowski for Miller. Polls had shown Murkowski with a big lead just three weeks ago. But Miller supporters had thought it was narrowing and were expressing confidence earlier in the day Tuesday that they would be pulling off an upset.

This was the first test of Palin’s influence on Alaska politics since she resigned as governor last summer, and the first sign of how influential the Tea Party movement can be in shaping political races in this state. The race was being closely watched nationally as a sign of Palin and the Tea Party’s strength, but also because Murkowski is one of the leading Republicans in the Senate.

There may be a long way to go on this one, but Joe Miller has already done what no one thought he could, no one except Governor Palin, of course, who obviously saw his great potential. We await, with her, the “miracle on ice”.

Read the full ADN article here.

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Governor Palin Awaiting “Miracle on Ice”

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 25, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

It was a huge night for Governor Palin’s endorsees. Results are in for four out of five of these particular elections, which I covered here, here, here, and here. The Governor is batting 1,000.

Alaskan Joe Miller, taking on incumbent Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senate, is leading in a very tight race. Not many people expected him to have a shot at first. He was out-spent and not as well-known, but he is definitely the true conservative in the race. Governor Palin brought attention to Miller with her endorsement, allowing him to surge.

Carl M. Cannon reports:

Meanwhile in Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski was leading Miller going into the day, but partial results show her trailing. Miller, a Fairbanks lawyer, war hero and West Point graduate, mainly attracted national attention because of his endorsement by Palin, a longtime Murkowski rival.

Ian Lazaran writes:

Nobody in Alaska knew who Joe Miller was prior to her endorsement. Prior to her endorsement, Miller had no chance. Keep in mind too that Murkowski outspent him by a 10-to-1 margin.

No other Republican would have taken a chance on an underdog like Miller except for Palin. That she has been able to push him to get so close to an incumbent with a 10-to-1 fundraising advantage speaks volumes about the power she wields.

The end result could go either way, and it could take quite some time before this one is decided, but as Lazaran explained in his article, Governor Palin has already won. Now we just need to keep pulling for a Joe Miller victory. Lisa Murkowski’s record shows she’s no conservative, and her pro-abortion stand doesn’t help her any. Here’s to Joe!

Governor Palin’s tweet:

@HeyTammyBruce @JoeWMiller g’night!May Alaska’s opportunity to export our pioneering, independent spirit come to fruition w/a miracle on ice

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It’s Miller Time; Joe Miller Takes on Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday, August 24th

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 24, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com


It’s Miller Time in Alaska as Joe Miller takes on Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, August 24th. Vote Joe Miller!

Listen to Joe Miller in a Fox News interview about his opponent:

(h/t Fay)

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Lisa Murkowski Claims No Hard Feelings Regarding Gov. Palin’s Endorsement of Joe Miller

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 6, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com


Senator Lisa Murkowski says there are no hard feelings between Governor Palin and herself, despite the fact that the Governor endorsed Joe Miller for Senate over her. However, she did admit to being surprised.

Darren Goode of The Hill writes:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of her more conservative GOP primary challenger caught her by surprise but strongly disputes the notion that there is a “blood war” between two of the most powerful families in Alaska.

Read the full article here.

While Murkowski dismissed the notion that she and Palin have anything less than a “respectful professional relationship,” she was less kind when discussing the Tea Party Express’ endorsement of Joe Miller, but they were quick to correct her assertions:

“When somebody from another state comes in and says, ‘I’m here because I don’t think that your senator is doing what she needs to do,’ as an Alaskan, I take a little bit of offense at that,” she said. “I can observe for myself, I can make my own decisions. And besides that, what does a Californian know about what the people in Alaska need and want?”

Levi Russell, communications director for the Tea Party Express, said that while the main office is located in Sacramento, the group boasts roughly 400,000 members nationwide, including 2,000 in Alaska.

“To say that we’re California-based I think is insulting to all our proud Alaskans that are members,” said Russell.

Murkowski complains that outsiders should have no say in who represents Alaskans in the Senate. I beg to differ, of course, as anyone we send to Washington affects the entire nation. Nonetheless, I will play by her rules and focus on one of her own constituents. Obviously, she is out of touch with Alaskans who are not at all pleased with the job she’s doing. Indeed, I pointed out Alaska’s own Tracey Porreca in an earlier post, and there’s more from Tracey. Asked to endorse Joe Miller, Tracey was more than glad. She wrote:

There are many ways to describe Joe Miller – West Point Graduate, decorated war veteran, Alaskan by choice, attorney, magistrate, father, husband, and conservative. These alone speak volumes about the man who is the right choice for Alaska. Joe’s life experiences and true desire to lead Alaska, and this country, in a positive and conservative direction make him the only choice for US Senate in Alaska. That is why as an informed conservative Alaskan, I am voting for Joe Miller and I strongly encourage you to as well.

Read more here.

In no uncertain terms, Tracey dubs Joe Miller the only conservative choice for Alaskans in this race:

As many of you may have seen by my posted pics and sidebar endorsement, I am supporting Joe Miller for US Senate in Alaska. There has been quite a bit of flap in Alaska Republican circles recently regarding an email that was forwarded to many prominent republicans in this state by John Bitney on behalf of Lisa Murkowski. I received this email, as did others on an undisclosed list. In it was a response from the Murkowski camp stating that her “political operatives” were “outright lying” in regard to her record. While it is true that, on occasion, Sen. Murkowski appears to have voted conservatively in the past, a closer look at her record shows she’s always been a RINO and personally lost me way back, in particular on her stance during the national healthcare reform debate. I could not condone her stance on Obamacare and other issues, so I was more than thrilled when Joe Miller threw his hat in the ring to run in the primary for the US Senate seat in Alaska.

Read Tracey’s full post here, which includes an email from Joe Miller addressing Murkowski’s troublesome record.

I’m glad Lisa Murkowski has no hard feelings about Governor Palin’s common sense endorsement of Joe Miller for US Senate. However, Lisa may have a thing or two to learn still about serving the people of Alaska who sent her to represent their best interests–and dismissing them while siding with Liberals in Washington is the type of politics-as-usual Americans are fed up with.

Vote for Joe Miller in the August 24th Primary, and visit his website here.

Listen to the radio ad below:

(Thanks to Kristi J. King for audio help)

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