Murkowski still playing games on Alaska Senate seat possibilities

The Murkowski drama in Alaska continues to drag on:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she’ll decide Friday whether to run for re-election as a write-in candidate.

The Alaska Republican, who lost her party’s primary last month in one of the year’s biggest election shockers, just released a statement saying she has ruled out taking the Libertarian Party line on the ballot, leaving herself “the more difficult task of running a write-in campaign should I decide to continue in the race.”

She said she lost the race because “the Alaska Republican Party was hijacked by the Tea Party Express, an outside extremist group.” Her statement did not mention former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who along with the Tea Party Express backed Murkowski’s successsful GOP challenger, Joe Miller.

“Extremist group”? I don’t always agree with Tea Partiers but to call the group on the whole “extreme” is, well, rather extreme – and desperate. Hopefully this last gasp stunt will be enough to sour a majority of Alaskans’ opinions of her once and for all, no matter what she decides on Friday.

Comments are closed.