Spoiler, Be Damned: McAdams, Murkowski Say They Won’t Drop Out At AK-SEN Debate

October 19, 2010 6:45 am

Alaska Senate candidates Scott McAdams (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) squared off last night (sans Republican nominee Joe Miller), and according to the Alaska Dispatch, both said they wouldn’t drop out of the race to give the other a better shot of beating Miller.

“My name’s on the ballot and it can’t be removed,” McAdams said, while Murkowski, who filed as a write-in candidate after losing the Republican primary to Miller, said: “We are winning and we are winning every day. My goal is to keep Joe Miller out of the U.S. Senate, and I am going to work very hard to do just that.”McAdams also blamed Murkowski for his showing in the polls: “If this race were just between Joe and I, I’d be up 5, 6, 7 points in the polls.”

“In terms of making history, what I have that Wally Hickel and Robin Taylor never had is the Internet,” Murkowski said, referring to failed write-in candidates in Alaska. “And Twitter, and Facebook. And wristbands. This is not only imminently doable but we are doing it.”

The TPM Poll Average shows Miller with 34.5%, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) with 33.1%, and Scott McAdams (D) with 27.5%.

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