Sen. Lisa Murkowski Trails Behind Joe Miller

Alaska Senate candidate and Tea Party favorite Joe Miller continues to maintain his lead over Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a primary battle that shocked the political establishment. With all votes counted, Miller led Murkowski by about 1,670 votes. As of Thursday morning, he had nabbed 50.9 percent of the total votes, with Murkowski at 49.1 percent. But about 7,000 absentee ballots still need to be counted. The Alaska Elections Division said it would start counting the first of the absentee ballots...Full Story
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