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  •  Does Alaska have a "Sore Loser" law like (1+ / 0-)
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    AdmiralNaismith

    Utah does? I could see Murkowski pulling a Crist and running as an Independent.

    •  i'll bet she thinks about that at first (1+ / 0-)
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      KDuffy

      and then drops the idea.  retirement is going to look better and better.

      •  Murkowski should run as an Independent. (1+ / 0-)
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        realalaskan

        That would split the GOP vote.  I hope she does.

        •  The right wing in AK (0+ / 0-)

          has a long history of splitting the vote. That was how we ended up with Tony Knowles as governor for two terms.

          The great tragedy of Science, the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. T. H. Huxley

          by realalaskan on Wed Aug 25, 2010 at 11:04:38 AM PDT

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          •  i remember it a bit differently (0+ / 0-)

            the R nominee in '94 [john lindauer] was so thoroughly compromised, he didn't have a chance.  and then knowles squeaked through in '98 for a second term.

            •  Not so for '94. (0+ / 0-)

              He did win a majority in '98, though.

              From wikipedia,

              However, Knowles also benefitted from the split conservative vote due to a strong third party gubernatorial bid by the sitting lieutenant governor. In the election, Knowles received 41.1%, Republican candidate Jim Campbell 40.8% and lieutenant governor Jack Coghill of the Alaskan Independence Party 13%.

              Knowles won the 1998 election in a landslide, defeating Republican John Lindauer 51%-18%. Knowles margin of victory in this race was due largely to a collapsed campaign from Republican John Lindauer, controversy surrounding Lindauer and his misrepresentation of facts on campaign finance documents, and questions about Lindauer's state residency.[citation needed] Republican Robin L. Taylor, who was defeated in the primary by Lindauer, garnered 20% of the vote after announcing his write-in campaign only one week prior to the election.

              The great tragedy of Science, the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. T. H. Huxley

              by realalaskan on Wed Aug 25, 2010 at 01:14:03 PM PDT

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        •  she can do a Lieberman (0+ / 0-)

          I bet she just might because she blames palin for this. To be honest she would probably have a good chance to win.
          Weak democrat and crazy right winger.

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