Cornyn ‘Concerned’ About Joe Miller’s Nosedive In Alaska Senate Race

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NRSC Chairman John Cornyn this morning acknowledged that the GOP Senate nominee in Alaska, Joe Miller, is in real trouble. But, he added, his party will be satisfied if incumbent Repbulican-turned-independent Lisa Murkowski prevails as a write-in candidate.

“We are supporting the nominee of our party, which is Mr. Miller, and — but are concerned,” Cornyn said. “I think that polls are very close now between Senator Murkowski and Joe Miller, and what we want to make sure of is that the Democrat doesn’t win.”

Cornyn was responding to an earlier report that the GOP had largely given up on Miller, who’s tanked dramatically in the polls in recent days. Murkowski and Miller are running against Democratic nominee Scott McAdams.

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