I never did understand the Joe Miller campaign in Alaska. There is no state in the union that depends on the Federal Government more than Alaska. For every dollar Alaskans pay in Federal income tax they get five dollars back. One third of the jobs in Alaska depend on funding from the Federal government. This has always been a grudge match between Sarah Palin and Lisa Murkowski with Joe Miller stuck in the middle. Apparently about two thirds of Alaskans figured that out and it looks like Murkowski’s write in effort will be a success. So the question of the day is how will the Teabagger heavy Republican lawmakers respond to Senator Murkowski.
The returning Senator has made it clear how she feels: Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Sen. DeMint will have to make first move for ‘making up’.
If Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is interested in apologizing to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), he’ll have to make the first move, Murkowski said Friday.
The Alaska senator, who appears poised to win reelection as a write-in GOP candidate for Senate, suggested she’s not eager to reach out to DeMint, who backed her challenger Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate race.
DeMint, who has said he and Murkowski might have “some making up to do” if she wins reelection, would have to act first.
“He has suggested that he’s got some making up to do,” Murkowski told CNN’s “John King, USA” in an interview to air this evening. “I’ll let him make that first move.”
Murkowski’s terse response underscores the relationship she might end up having with DeMint, whose Senate Conservatives Fund backed Republican candidate Miller against Murkowski in the general election. Miller, like several other candidates DeMint had backed this cycle, beat incumbent or establishment GOP candidates in primary battles this year.
And this will not be the last Tea Party VS Rino battle: Olympia Snowe Is Getting a Challenger — And Soon
Will Senator Snowe still be a Republican in 2012?