In another setback for Republican Joe Miller's Alaska Senate campaign, write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski has pulled ahead by about 1,700 votes.
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Murkowski launched her write-in campaign after losing the Republican primary to the tea party-backed Miller. Write-in candidates received 41% of the vote in the general election, which forced a count of the ballots to see how many were for Murkowski.
She now leads with about 92,000 votes, but that includes roughly 7,600 votes that were challenged by the Miller campaign.