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November 17, 2010 Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, defeated for renomination in the August Republican primary, has won another term via a write-in -- defeating the Tea Party and Sarah Palin in the process.
November 13, 2010 Alaska's Murkowski-Miller Senate race suggested most Alaskans have good handwriting. The ability of Sen. Murkowski's supporters to clearly write her name meant more than 90 percent of her ballots went unchallenged. She appeared to be the winner.
November 12, 2010 Even as Joe Miller's supporters challenge ballots, Murkowski racks up most of the write in votes.
November 10, 2010 The judge said Miller didn't prove he would suffer irreparable harm if the vote count continued. Meanwhile, of the portion of the more than 92,000 ballots counted so far, 89 percent were for Murkowski.
October 28, 2010 The decision reversed a lower court which banned lists of the names of write-in candidates from being distributed at polling places. The high court said such lists can be distributed but must not contain the candidates' party affiliation.
October 27, 2010 An Alaska judge's ruling was bad news for Lisa Murkowski's write-in candidacy. The judge said state officials hadn't provided similar help in the past and thus couldn't this time either.
October 6, 2010 Todd Palin, Sarah's husband, blamed crossed signals for a dustup with Joe Miller who he had initially castigated in an email for not endorsing a 2012 presidential run by his wife. But the email also seemed to suggest Palin plans to run.
September 29, 2010 GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski was tied with Tea Party favorite Joe Miller in the race for the U.S. Senate seat from Alaska. Miller beat Murkowski in the primary and has launched a write-in candidacy.
September 20, 2010 Sen. Lisa Murkowski is trying to win another term after having lost the primary in Alaska. In recent history, only one senator who suffered a primary defeat -- Connecticut's Joe Lieberman -- managed to keep his seat in November.
Christine O'Donnell, center, answers questions from the mediawhile at a Sussex County (Del.) Republican Committee Picnic on Sunday.
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September 20, 2010 The Tea Party Express and other opponents of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski may be angry with her, but they aren't expressing the same misgivings about what Delaware's O'Donnell once did.
September 17, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is expected to announce later Friday that she will seek to keep her seat by running as a write-in candidate in November. She was defeated for renomination in the Aug. 24 primary.
September 17, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, defeated in her bid for another term in the Aug. 24 GOP primary, will announce today whether she intends to pursue a write-in campaign to keep her seat.
September 7, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, apparently defeated in her bid for another term in the Aug. 24 GOP primary -- she conceded the race last week -- may have a change of heart. She is considering all options, including remaining on the ballot in some way.
September 2, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has conceded her primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But what if -- for argument's sake -- the remaining votes all went to Murkowski? Would she win, even if she conceded?
August 31, 2010 In a startling turnabout of political fortune, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the odds-on favorite to win another term, has conceded defeat to her Aug. 24 primary rival, Tea Party-backed Joe Miller.
August 31, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has picked up some votes in the first day of counting absentees in her stunningly close primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But there may not be enough votes out there for her to win in the end.
August 25, 2010 A wild night of primaries in four states, including a still-unresolved GOP contest in Alaska. That's the focus in this week's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
Murkowski, center, shakes hands with supporter Jennifer Johnson at the senator's campaign headquarters in Anchorage on Tuesday.
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August 25, 2010 Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, was supposed to cruise to renomination in Tuesday's primary. Instead, she is trailing her Tea Party/Sarah Palin-backed opponent. There are still 16,000 absentee ballots to be counted.
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August 24, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces a Tea Party-backed challenger, Joe Miller, in today's Republican primary. Sarah Palin, who beat Murkowski's dad for governor in 2006, is supporting Miller.
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