Lisa Murkowski appears to have won
After laborious vote counting, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski appears to have won her write-in campaign against tea party favorite Joe Miller. But Miller is challenging the vote count in court.
Alaska GOP asks Miller to end campaign
The Republican Party of Alaska issued a statement late this afternoon calling the U.S. Senate election for Lisa Murkowski, and calling on challenger Joe Miller to "to respect the will of the voters and end his campaign in a dignified manner."
Here's the statement:
Anchorage, Alaska—The Alaska Republican Party today congratulates Senator Lisa Murkowski on her victory in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race.
Murkowski has pulled significantly ahead of Joe Miller in unchallenged write-in ballots and has a sizable lead in total counted ballots. “At this point we are comfortable calling this race,” said Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich. “Lisa has won. We congratulate Lisa on her victory.”
Write to Miller. His new address is under the bus.