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Good News For Murkowski Means Long Nights For Alaska

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Still the result does make it clear that Miller, whose triumph in the primary was heralded as both a victory for the tea party and Sarah Palin, wasn't able to keep his post-primary momentum he in the general election rematch with Murkowski.

Democratic candidate Scott McAdams, who supporters thought might rise to the top as Republicans split between Miller and Murkowski, is trailing Miller and the write-in option in the polls.

As they say, it ain't over till it's over -- and in Alaska, it definitely ain't over.