Republican Joe Miller on Friday ended his legal fight over Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, conceding the race to his bitter rival, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.You think Joe Miller would have gotten the picture when the first two judges ruled against him. While Lisa Murkoski may not be a liberal - she will be caucusing with the Republicans - she is still more moderate then many of the new conservatives heading to Washington )or the re-branded establishment candidates). Hopefully Murkowski doesn't forget that she won over the right-wing Miller and that she doesn't put her party above the people she is to represent.
Miller's decision, announced at a news conference in Anchorage, came one day after the state certified Murkowski as the winner.
Miller had the option of appealing a federal judge's ruling or formally contesting the election results. He believes he is right about the law but thinks it is "very unlikely" an appeals court would side with him. He said he had to accept "practical realities."
Three courts ruled against Miller, who argued the state's handling of the election and vote count for Murkowski, who ran as a write-in candidate, was not in line with the law.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Joe Miller Finally Concedes
From a Becky Bohrer article from The Huffington Post: