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Well right now we are awaiting final results still in -- key primary race and has become really the headline.
Most interesting race this week if the senate race in Alaska Republican Joseph Miller candidate who has got the backing of Sarah Palin inching ahead.
Very tight at a table and that fifty point 9% 49 point 1%.
Former Alaska governor may be having a big effect on this race Joseph Miller is up against the Murkowski family.
Which Sarah Palin has called dynasty and she dealt with them herself when she was governor talked more about all of this and that yeah.
Is -- on NBC today Bradley with the deputy assistant.
To president George W.
Bush and Maria Cardona with the senior advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton as well as the former communications director.
Or -- the DNC welcomed to both of you great to have you here.
That he raped me -- thanks guys that took -- I'm with you on this whole Palin Murkowski issue you know it's interesting as an intriguing -- people who love in a political back stories.
Murkowski it was governor pointed his daughter Lisa Murkowski to the senate position which she was elected to -- right after that.
Lot of controversy between the -- and Murkowski how much of that is at play here in this Joseph Miller race.
And then the extension question is if Palin has a big role here -- -- a role in future feature -- elections across country.
Well Martha it certainly Alaska it is probably the last frontier what you're seeing is a remake of the Hatfield and mccoys.
Murkowski is against the Palin's against the Miller's.
I think that Palin's right.
Alaska's been ruled by family rule whether it's Murkowski -- -- Stephens.
And I think it's healthy for Alaska to have a change new leadership dynamic leadership for Alaska and Palin when to expect her to have.
Some impact in her home state the mayor was -- the governor a vice presidential candidates and certainly she helped Miller get name recognition.
Helped him out to be where he is today and hopefully cross over the winter finish line in the days or possibly weeks ahead if they count these absentee ballots we will say.
That's indeed the ballots are gonna tell the story in this -- there are.
Several thousand of them out there and of course what we don't know -- is when people you know submitted those absentee ballots because John Miller.
Really did a lot of catching up and appears in the polls in the and -- -- -- this is all gonna come out.
Well I think that -- completely right that Sarah Palin.
Can have a huge influence here and has had a huge influence here but I would say not only in Alaska she's had a big influence on races across the country.
Not every person that she has backed has wine but clearly some key candidates and she has backed have won I think because of her backing with going to be interesting to see though.
Is in both in the mid term elections in November and I think you're looking to 2012.
Will that impact.
Will that impact spread to not just the conservative base but to independent voters which I think is doubtful because.
Most people still believe that she is out of touch.
With what Americans want but clearly she's a huge force to be -- -- definitive and then -- that it doesn't think that I think -- not thinking correctly who is innocent video from the -- election and -- the there are a lot of people out there Bratton thinks that Sarah Palin.
Had an impact on the McCain election as well that you know he sort of called -- a -- from her.
Her bringing her on as his vice presidential candidate asked him to come help him out in Arizona and that made a difference keeping it dead.
No I really don't I think it was expected obviously for Palin to come help -- running mate.
But John McCain is well known and respected within the state of Arizona and I'll play what.
I got John McCain over the hump is the fact he spent a ton of money I think it was almost twenty million dollars.
So he outspent by JD he's well known within his state Sarah Palin certainly came in it would have been.
Much more -- -- story if she didn't come in but I wouldn't get too much.
You know credit to Sarah Palin I know that Maria would like to give all the credit because she's the -- of the Democrats -- But she's she's helpful in races where she can be helpful.
I -- -- the message here's your readers is that gonna wanna talk about the democratic side of the fence start with you -- -- -- -- story -- Politico this morning that basically says that.
Behind closed doors Democrats are very nervous and that they know that the economy is gonna hurt them.
In the November elections and we've got this -- came out of the blue dog Democrat Jason not Meyer who is calling himself.
An independent conservative he's -- Democrat in his data typically a look at this a little bit because -- is very surprising to see this coming from this Democrat from Pennsylvania.
Want congress just let the party line -- some iron become like like Jason -- -- I'm not afraid to stand up for the present the Indiana hello.
I say it in that part of -- that we just -- says he's not afraid to stand up to the president Nancy Pelosi this is a Democrat.
-- what do you think about that.
I actually don't think it's surprising at all -- you know what you see going into mid term elections from both parties especially when when that when the party is in power.
Is that you have candidates that are making these elections about what's going on in their local districts and -- they need to run away from the president need to run away from closing the first -- to say go for it because they need to make this about what's going on in their districts but they're going to do though is to make this election about a choice.
But a choice about what -- offering which is to continue to try to put this.
The country on a path to economic growth.
Org going back to the policies that were in place before 2006 the Republicans failed policies of the past but -- -- the only thing that Republicans are offering.
If you make it about a choice if you make it about what's going on locally I think Democrats.
Will not have a bad year is everybody is talk and I -- I think it's a little news and everybody knows that in us tonight that people run away from from the president the administration during a mid term Brad Penny of my -- -- -- -- democratic comes up an independent conservative and which apparently is is part of the tax -- -- as well and then to have people saying you know push it on pushing it the president and for me.
-- Now this guy's pushing away from his party Natalie the president anti -- his entire party is not willing to called felt a Democrat yet he's running.
Under the democratic banner look Democrats have squandered their majorities.
They've ruled out of ideology instead of reality.
And the American people are fed up with bit.
They gave one party rule -- the Democrats and now you're gonna see a sea change because Democrats have not been doing what the people want them.
Or need it hasn't affected the economy and that's the issue that will turn this election.
You know I -- -- haven't really interesting is both parties Democrats and Republicans pushing away from the label.
The party and trying to you know exert themselves -- -- in their own right as as independent campaign.
Politicians who are running for opposite is a really interesting thing iris little bit more of has begun on about here.
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