Well, if embattled Senator Lisa Murkowski was hoping to be reassured by the Alaska Libertarian Party that she’d have a place in their party on the ballot should things fall through after the start of tomorrow’s absentee ballot count in AK, her hopes have been severely dashed. Via Hotline on Call:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) will not be on the AK Libertarian Party ballot line this fall, according to the secretary of the party.
Murkowski, who is trailing GOP primary to challenger Joe Miller by 1,688 votes with about 23K ballots still to be counted, has reportedly been seeking another way onto the ballot this fall. The Libertarian Party was considered her best option.
Rob Clift, the state Libertarian Party’s secretary, told Hotline On Call that the executive committee of the party met over the weekend. When asked if the decision to keep Murkowski off the ballot line was final, Clift said: “That’s correct.”
Interestingly, Clift also said Murkowski had not reached out to the party.
At this point, if things don’t go her way tomorrow, her only option left would be a write-in candidacy.
Per CNN, there are 25,000 ballots left to count in the AK-Senate Republican primary.
The man currently in the lead, Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, did an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation this past weekend. I haven’t had a chance to watch it, but I hear he did a great job. You can read about it here.
As they say, stay tuned for further developments …