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December 30, 2010 Whether Tea Party Republican Joe Miller will continue his legal challenges isn't known yet, however.
Nov. 2, file photo: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller.
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December 27, 2010 Miller, who won the Republican nomination thanks to strong Tea Party support, trailed the write-in effort waged by Murkowski in the general election.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
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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.
In Juneau on Wednesday, Hand Count Board member Alden Balalong held up a write-in ballot marked "Murkowski."
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November 11, 2010 It's going to take about five days to count the 90,000 ballots. But after the first day and with 20% of them tabulated, the senator was getting the vast majority of the 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.
Election workers count ballots yesterday in Juneau.
November 10, 2010 Miller has filed a federal suit to exclude ballots on which Murkowski's name is misspelled. But he's fighting an uphill battle since federal courts tend to defer to state officials in the running of elections.
November 2, 2010 A volunteer for Sen. Lisa Murkowski sure looks awfully familiar. The AP says it's not Sarah Palin but a woman named Jan Cox.
October 29, 2010 Pro-Joe Miller voters registered to have their names placed on the official write-in list, hoping the ensuing chaos would hurt Sen. Lisa Murkowski who is running a write-in candidacy because Miller's win in the GOP primary knocked her off the ballot.
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 27, 2010 New details explain why Joe Miller was punished in his time as a local government lawyer. He misused his co-workers' computers for political purposes, then repeatedly lied about it after he was confronted. The admissions are embarrassing and costly.
October 19, 2010 Sen. Lisa Murkowski is getting help in her write-in bid from the missteps of rival Joe Miller. In just the last few days, Miller's security handcuffed a reporter at a public event and the Republican Senate nominee had to admit to a 2008 work problem.
October 18, 2010 Private security guards handcuffed the editor of a news site at a public school. The editor said he was trying to ask Miller questions about some alleged dubious behavior in his work background, the kind of questions Miller said he won't answer.
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 27, 2010 A new survey from Politico and George Washington University signals discontent with the president over changes in health care laws and his efforts to get the economy moving.
September 22, 2010 Alaska's GOP Senate candidate, Joe Miller, once got farm payments on Kansas land he owned even though he now opposes such payments. Miller said he's changed his mind. But his critics accuse him of hypocrisy.
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.
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