Alaska Senate Race Gets Complicated


Well, this could make things even more interesting in Alaska. Tea party candidate Joe Miller looks likely to unseat incumbent Lisa Murkowski, but now the Daily Beast is reporting that the state’s senior senator is mulling a third-party run.

While the deadline for independent candidates to file has passed, “a source within the Murkowski campaign says they know of one possible legal option to pursue a third party run.”

And then it gets even more complicated, as rumors fly that Democrats might substitute former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles for Scott McAdams, the winner of yesterday’s primary, on the November ballot.

Oh, Alaska. Let no one ever say you don’t give us plenty of stuff to write about.

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