The Washington Independent
The Washington Independent

Palin Pick For Alaska Senate Could Oust Murkowski

Just when journalists were busy writing the obituaries for Sarah Palin’s ability to play kingmaker, an obscure Palin-backed GOP challenger named Joe Miller

Karan Emery
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Aug 25, 2010

Just when journalists were busy writing the obituaries for Sarah Palin’s ability to play kingmaker, an obscure Palin-backed GOP challenger named Joe Miller looks on track to usurp Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) in Alaska. Unofficial returns as of this morning showed Miller up by a little less than 3,000 votes, meaning that the still-uncounted rural areas and absentee ballots will likely prove decisive — but they might not all be counted until September 8.

Miller was happy to give credit where credit was due: “I’m absolutely certain that was pivotal,” he said of Palin’s endorsement to the Anchorage Daily News. Murkowski, for her part, took a jab at the former half-term Alaska governor, arguing, ”I think she’s out for her own self-interest. I don’t think she’s out for Alaska’s interest.”

If Miller holds on to win, it will be the third time an incumbent senator has been unseated in a primary contest this season — the first two being Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) and Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.). His victory will also represent a strong caveat to pollsters and pundits — low turnout primaries are notoriously difficult to predict, so perhaps a little more humility will be in order in the future.

Karan Emery | I'm a research scientist interested in learning more about how neural activity influences and shapes human behavior. Project design and management, data analysis and interpretation, and the creation and implementation of testing tools are among my specialties. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and coming up with practical solutions to issues that are widely applicable. My colleagues would describe me as a driven, resourceful individual who maintains a positive, proactive attitude when faced with adversity. Currently, I’m seeking opportunities that will allow me to develop and promote technologies that benefit human health. Specific fields of interest include data analytics, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.


Pentagon Shooter Exploited Gun-Show Loophole

John Patrick Bedell, who shot and wounded two police officers near the Pentagon earlier this month, bought at least one of his 9 mm guns at a Nevada gun show,

MA-Sen: 150 Conservative Bloggers Fan Out, Looking for Scandals

BOSTON -- The mysterious Election Journal blog, which first released the infamous 2008 video of two bumbling New Black Panther Party members waving nightsticks

MA-Sen: Brown Wins

BOSTON -- At 9:20, the first rumors of Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts Senate race started to work around the room. A moment later, Doug Flutie

MA-Sen: 66 to 19

BOSTON -- That, via Alex Isenstadt and Josh Kraushaar, is the number that defined the Massachusetts Senate race more than anything else. From the primary

MA-Sen: A Text Message From Scott Brown

BOSTON -- Having signed up for Scott Brown’s text message service for election day, I just got this text: Are you about to have lunch? It’s a great time to

MA-Sen: Out-of-Staters for Brown

BOSTON -- A surprising discovery at yesterday’s People’s Rally in Worcester was just how many people had traveled into the state to assist, in whatever way,

MA-Sen Photos: ‘Paint the Town Red! Croakley’s Dead!’

Below are some photos of yesterday’s People’s Rally in Worcester, the rally that Brown held to counter-program the Obama rally in Boston. The crush of

Menendez, Lautenberg to Continue BP-Lockerbie Investigation

Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both New Jersey Democrats, will continue to seek details about BP’s alleged involvement in the release last year of

Net Investors Bullish on Palin’s Prospects for Staying on Ticket

Just for fun, the Internet prediction Website Intrade has opened a contract on whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be withdrawn as McCain’s running mate.

No Experience Necessary

Gov. Sarah Palin’s a middle-class hockey mom, but does that really qualify her to be vice president?

© Copyright 2021 The Washington Independent All Rights Reserved

Terms & Privacy |