Articles Tagged 'Joe Miller'

Tea Party trio of 2010 faces hard path in 2014

by Alexandra Jaffe - The Hill
August 16, 2013
Several Tea Party-backed GOP candidates who lost Senate races in the recent past are contemplating comebacks this fall. But, this time around, they could face even steeper climbs than they did in their initial quests. Ken Buck has said he is ready to try again to win a Senate seat in Colorado. Christine O’Donnell and Joe Miller are also considering… READ MORE

Alaska Republicans regroup for 2014, as Tea Party’s Miller returns and Palin stays on sidelines

July 6, 2013
Alaska Republicans say they have regrouped from a tumultuous several months and are ready to challenge freshman Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in 2014. But they still face a potentially divisive primary that features the return of Tea Party candidate Joe Miller with omnipresent Sarah Palin on the sidelines, at least for now. The rocky several months started when supporters for… READ MORE

Joe Miller: GOP Establishment Not ‘Terribly Excited to See Me’ #AKsen

Alaska Republican Joe Miller said he is leaning toward once again seeking his party’s nomination for Senate — likely to the chagrin of some GOP… READ MORE

Tumultuous Alaska GOP Could Affect Senate Race

Alaska Republicans have ousted their second party chair this year, stoking tensions in the Last Frontier State GOP that could affect a top Senate race. Local Republicans booted state party Chairwoman Debbie Brown from office last week for poor fundraising and not fulfilling “her duties running day-to-day party business,” according to the Anchorage Daily News. In the final days before… READ MORE

Alaska: Joe Miller Launching Senate Exploratory Committee

Joe Miller, the tea-party-backed Alaska Republican who lost a 2010 Senate race, announced on Sunday that he is launching an exploratory committee as he considers another Senate campaign. The announcement comes just two days after first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Begich announced raising almost $1 million in the first fundraising quarter of the cycle. It also comes after a tumultuous week… READ MORE

Joe Miller May Form a PAC as He Mulls Political Future

February 6, 2011
Posted by Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics He may have lost his campaign to unseat Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in November, but evidence is mounting to suggest that Alaskans have not seen the last of Joe Miller. Miller rode a wave of tea party support to upset Murkowski in the state’s Republican Senate primary before falling to her write-in general… READ MORE

Miller Ends Fight, Concedes Alaska Race

January 1, 2011
By Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican Joe Miller on Friday ended his legal fight over Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat, conceding the race to his bitter rival, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Miller’s decision, announced at a news conference in Anchorage, came one day after the state certified Murkowski as the winner. Miller had the option of appealing a federal… READ MORE

Miller won’t try to block Murkowski Senate win

December 27, 2010
By BECKY BOHRER , Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Joe Miller says he won’t stand in the way of GOP rival Lisa Murkowski being certified the winner of Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, but will continue his court challenge to the state’s handling of the vote count. Miller’s decision follows the state Supreme Court’s decision not to overturn results of the… READ MORE

Judge rules against Miller in Alaska Senate race

December 11, 2010
By BECKY BOHRER JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A judge on Friday ruled against Republican Joe Miller’slawsuit challenging how Alaska counted write-in votes for rival Lisa Murkowski in their Senate race, delivering a crushing blow to the tea party-backed candidate’s longshot legal fight. Judge William Carey’s ruling all but ends Miller’s hopes of getting relief in state court. Miller can appeal… READ MORE

Democrats win in N.Y., Minnesota; Alaska still Undecided

December 10, 2010
By David Eldridge-The Washington Times Democrats captured the nation’s last contested gubernatorial and House races Wednesday, a small consolation prize in a year of major Republican gains. In Minnesota, former Democratic Sen. Mark Dayton completed a remarkable comeback as Republican challenger Tom Emmer conceded the governor’s race, which had appeared headed for a recount. Mr. Dayton eked out a narrow …

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