Senator Lisa Murkowski, who was defeated in the Republican primary in Alaska last month, said Tuesday that she was exploring ways to run in the general election, including as a write-in candidate or as a Libertarian.
Ms. Murkowski spent more than an hour Tuesday with David Haase, the Senate candidate from the Libertarian Party, and discussed the possibility of his allowing her to replace him on the ballot. It was unclear whether such a switch would happen, but Ms. Murkowski, who has about $1 million left in her campaign account, also signaled that she could pursue a write-in candidacy.
She lost the primary to Joe Miller, a lawyer from Fairbanks, by about 2,000 votes.
“What I’m looking at is my state and the future of my state for my kids,” Ms. Murkowski told The Associated Press. “So, I have not made that determination that I’m going to give up. I’m not a quitter, never have been. And I’m still in this game.”
A spokesman for her Senate campaign, Steve Wackowski, said, she has received an outpouring of support, but “the decision has not been made to run.”
The Libertarian Party has already rejected the idea of a Murkowski candidacy once. Its leaders decided shortly after the primary, when Ms. Murkowski trailed Mr. Miller after initial vote counting and speculation had risen that she would purse a third-party candidacy. ...
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Comment: Hubris or just a tough fighter? I say hubris...what say you?