Murkowski Wins After Historic Write-In Campaign The last undecided Senate race of 2010 finally has a winner. Incumbent Lisa Murkowski has become the first senator in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign.
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Murkowski Wins After Historic Write-In Campaign

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Murkowski Wins After Historic Write-In Campaign

Murkowski Wins After Historic Write-In Campaign

Murkowski Wins After Historic Write-In Campaign

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The last undecided Senate race of 2010 finally has a winner. Incumbent Lisa Murkowski has become the first senator in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Now, on the Senate side, it took over two weeks to get to victory, or what looks like victory, but the race in Alaska seemed to have come to an end last night with incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski saying she'd kept her job.

LISA MURKOWSKI: Wow.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

MURKOWSKI: We will look back on this and say what a race this has been.

INSKEEP: The last time a write-in candidate was elected U.S. senator was more than 50 years ago. That was Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.

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