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News alert the wildest political season in memory just got wilder.
Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski just announced she is running for reelection as.
His tragic accident that took cam from an Alaska that he loved so much.
He wrote a statement.
-- -- -- She's a fighter who stands up for what he's right.
I trust her commitment to do what's best for Alaska.
And so today.
My campaign for Alaska's feature began.
Senator Murkowski was beaten in the Republican primary by Joe Miller Joe Miller is backed by the Tea Party express and Governor Sarah Palin.
Minutes ago Governor Palin -- it.
Primary voters spoke listen to the people respect there will with a forty point incumbent lead and two point eight million.
Dollars a war chest voter's chosen -- instead.
Joe Miller joins us by -- good evening sir and your reaction to these stunning news political news -- -- -- I guess static port number of reasons why the -- that she would quote late senator Stephens.
As basically endorsing or -- GMC.
And yet he said it that way debate better today person doesn't quote correctly -- -- I do hope that we can avoid electing people who would destroy another Republican.
In order to bring about personal stops.
This is the perfect example of what the late senator Stevens -- I -- -- also of course another example of politician do is gone back up our work.
I get -- said the -- he won't be a primary election.
That she would support the will of the electorate has demonstrated the primary and of course she's obviously got personal care -- Otherwise you wanna be doing what -- which is why don't disrespect that will -- last debate.
I wouldn't you want the primary on August 24 did she call you and what was that conversation like -- -- any conversation since then.
I Shiite -- call me conceding that not congratulate me.
And then later left early and ask you what's -- on my phone but -- -- -- got a big at what we're.
What's -- fairly nasty voicemail.
It was just it I don't wanna go to the personal -- all of it that it was just an appropriate added you know I bet that what doesn't balance.
It will have the character issue it's an issue I think that is what what good and -- -- the global approach which -- If you got there -- you don't like what should you keep it at all costs.
I think it's all too reflective.
But you know what -- could get her case she has something by some calculations one point eight million bucks.
You know the people would favor of that money.
Outburst all mostly -- -- -- I think by some at 88% over the last year I came from out of state sources back.
I edit this so that was people but but there -- giving money to Republican.
I can't balance sheet like other liberals you have somebody else's money as you watch this band as well that's what's going a lot of -- -- -- -- I don't mean harp on this but just to be fair to hurt your characterization -- it's a very and that it was a fairly nasty in -- stuff I got that correct I'd be at -- just tells a content so that we can judge so that we not unfairly -- it -- -- disagree with him.
-- -- no I think that -- somebody excuse or somebody.
And then they go back under all the work later about what that was about as well but what -- -- -- out.
We have shared drive strong record equitably -- -- fiber it will continue to do that in the general election.
We have been absolutely bored by what the -- boaters about the fact that Murkowski yeah and also the -- -- gaps are all about sports.
And basically not having sufficient to recognize.
That this country must go to a correction and this state the state of Alaska if we don't have this year.
We're gonna be up by -- -- but every overstatement nation.
Because we're so dependent on the federal money we've got to develop our resources.
We can't do that in the business as usual there it is right now going on it actually interest part of that problem.
What do you envy you raising issue -- big Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee which of course is the opposing party is Arnie issued a statement.
And they have described it as an example the latest example the Republican Party cannibalizing itself though it seemed what's happened -- for instance in Utah.
And in Florida some surprises and in Delaware the other -- some surprises is the Republican Party cannibalizing itself.
Well I think the late Ted Stevens was suggested that Alaska -- happened yet another quote that's -- quite invaded her.
It satisfied person -- has not great battles between our legs.
And -- I think we ought to stop the intra party fighting.
There's going -- so -- -- what it has so cute actually hit it anyways contradicting what Gillette does is a better position.
What's respectable -- CNN's absentia but our own self interest -- -- stage actress she can't always pushed our disposition is so important to over -- -- cannot see.
Beyond what she's going to recognize a harvest -- the state of Alaska.
Now I know isn't this is just broken Alaska this is big news and -- I'm curious though and maybe it's too soon hasn't changed your strategy you have a democratic opponents got Mike Adams and now I ain't got another opponent from within your own party.
Any thought on that how does this change your strategy if at all.
It doesn't change our strategy -- that we have to local network campaigning against -- didn't want.
It's almost as Scott again out of -- what else you are having don't -- we already want ours but but but.
It -- exhibit reaction out in the state yet I'm mad as soon that this is assist the buzz all of all of our last it's a big state but have you have you heard of people are saying right away.
-- -- can tell -- that at least -- -- the Republican Party -- conservative voters -- shocked that somebody would go back on the world is blatantly.
I -- several days before the election committing to stand behind the -- there.
And that got basically blowing dust I hit it gives it's disrespectful move the respect due.
Not acknowledging what the voters out of the library.
And that's certainly what were hurt more than anything else we got a -- also people well what else besides they want -- -- -- they're very very concerned.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There's step back when we -- about Internet -- estate boards so so what.
Have you heard from Governor Sarah Palin I mean even that -- Tuesday -- email and Twitter and then a lot of social media but as she send any message to any form since the news was about to break -- did break.
You know office WW well you know I -- they have I I bet mr.
Bennett 24 hour day -- I had it's been dealt basically proper zapper golf but the bad editor you have for him so.
I she may have I I've not popular personal.
But thanks for joining SN especially with so little notice so what can join us next week because -- -- -- -- not going away thank you sir thank you.
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