Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who is mounting a long shot write-in bid for re-election after she narrowly lost the Republican primary to Tea Party-backed candidate Joe Miller, has her first ad out for this strange general election.
"I'd like to tell why I will be a write-in candidate in November for the U.S. Senate seat that I now hold," Murkowski says to the camera. "When the votes of the primary were counted, nobody was more disappointed than I was. But over the past few weeks, thousands of Alaskans from every corner of the state have reached out to me and asked that we continue the fight for Alaska.
"Alaskans have spoken. They cannot accept the extreme views of Joe Miller, nor the inexperience of [Democratic nominee] Scott McAdams."
A recent Rasmussen poll
gave Miller the lead with 42% support, followed by Murkowski at 27% and McAdams with 25%.