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August 25th, 2010
09:05 AM ET

Alaska Senate race still uncertain after primary elections

CNN Wire Staff

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(CNN) - After a night rife with primaries in the far-flung four corners of the United States, plus one in the nation's breadbasket, one race in the far Northwest is still up for grabs.

In Alaska, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski is trailing a political unknown. Joe Miller, with the support of the Tea Party and former Gov. Sarah Palin, is holding a 52 percent to 49 percent lead, according to election tabulations. The numbers are based on 84 percent of precincts reporting.

Miller told CNN's American Morning on Wednesday that high-profile endorsements helped his campaign, which reflects "one central concern, and that is the out-of-control nature of D.C."

"Bankruptcy is crashing down on this country," Miller said. "Unless we end that entitlement mentality, no level of seniority is going to save us from that."

Miller added the problem is a result of a bipartisan "crisis of leadership."

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  1. Kay Bailey

    I hope Mr. Miller can come away with a win. It should be pretty clear by now that people across this great country are starting to wake up despite the mainstream media. If the incumbent in either party needs to go, they need to go. We need Americans who care about Americans in Washington not puppets controlled by special interest.

    August 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm |

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