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In a sign that Scott McAdams is increasingly viewed as a viable option for the Senate seat in Alaska--even now in the beltway--DSCC has kicked in another $165,000 for airtime in Alaska, bringing their total contribution to over $200,000.

...The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee purchased $165,000 worth of ads that will start airing this weekend, according to Andrew MacLeod, the general sales manager at Anchorage television station KTUU...

The DSCC’s eleventh-hour independent expenditure suggests the committee believes McAdams has a chance to defeat Republican Joe Miller and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is running a write-in campaign to retain her seat...

Alaska has stepped up to the plate also with citizens now certified as official write-in candidates numbering in excess of 100...
including Lee Hamerski" and "Lisa M. Lackey".

This was a reaction to the Div. of Elections, Murky herself, who have muddied what was once clear law in Alaska by trying to sneak write-in lists into polling places with instructions to poll workers to "assist" voters with the lists.

Early voting is underway in Alaska and already early votes are being sequestered pending a "final" Supreme Court ruling on the write-in lists and already cast ballots in murky waters.

A clear win by McAdams on election day will avoid months of lengthy legal battles which are sure to come if write-in votes exceed votes of any other candidate.

Write-ins will then be subject to legal challenges for all kinds of reasons.
Intent?  Not so clear with new names on the list.
Were they shown the original list with only three names on it?  Was that unfair?

Hopefully, the additional funds provided by the DSCC will help get the word out to folks who are still uncertain about the candidates in Alaska's Senate race. McAdams is working hard in every possible way.  His campaign strategy has been perfect for Alaska.

It's hard to depose a seated incumbent in Alaska.  Many folks are mostly half-asleep in frog's pajamas.

The latest polls show McAdams ahead of Miller and closing the narrow gap on Murky.  And clearly no poll for a write-in in Alaska is going to be anywhere near accurate.

The latest Murky ad does make one laugh.  The headline reads "Alaska's Firefighters are Writing-In Lisa Murkowski" and then shows someone in fire-fighting gear with an extended palm.  On the palm of that hand is written the name Lisa Murkowski. A big arrow points to it and says "Write it in."  That's all she has to offer folks.

A vote for McAdams is a vote for McAdams.  McAdams--moving Alaska into the 21st century.

Originally posted to akmk on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 04:32 PM PDT.


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