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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Murkowski wins Alaska write-in campaign

(Reuters) - Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday won her re-election after a historic write-in campaign, Fox News said.

Murkowski has a lead of about 10,000 votes with only a few hundred ballots left to be counted, state officials said.

She becomes the first write-in candidate to win election to the Senate in half a century, narrowly defeating conservative Tea Party movement favorite Joe Miller. (Source)


Sen. Lisa Murkowski has been declared the winner of the Alaska Senate race, making her the first person in more than 50 years to be elected to the Senate with a write-in campaign.

After posting a more than 10,000-vote lead over Republican Joe Miller, the Associated Press called the race for Murkowski Wednesday afternoon – more than two weeks after Election Day. (Continues here)

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