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Republican candidate for U.S. Senator for Alaska, Joe Miller. September, 2010.
Joe Miller, horrible person.
Crazy Joe Miller isn't getting the same kind of attention that he got back in 2010 when he actually beat Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska's primary. Miller lost to Murkowski's remarkable write-in campaign, sparing the nation from having Joe Miller in the Senate. But like all Republican grifters from Alaska, Miller wouldn't just go away in defeat. No, he has to stick around and he has to ratchet up the crazy. This time around, it means aligning with Sheriff Joe Arpaio who is an Arizonan living thousands of miles to the south and not an Alaskan, but what the heck. You get your extremist right-wing support from where you can get it. See, Miller has decided that immigration is going to be the issue that sets him apart. He reiterated that in a debate with his two opponents Sunday night.
Both former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan and Lt. Gov Mead Treadwell refused to sign a pledge offered by tea party favorite Joe Miller to oppose all efforts at "amnesty" for people here illegally if elected to the U.S. Senate, with Treadwell chastising Miller for sending out a mailer on immigration featuring menacing Hispanic gang members. Miller, in turn, noted that several of Sullivan's backers, like GOP strategist Karl Rove, favor allowing many of the 11 million immigrants in the country to eventually become citizens.

"It's because it's the truth," Miller said when challenged about the pictures on the flier. "This is real-world stuff."

As far as Miller is concerned, immigrants are all violent thugs, something that perhaps Alaska's 15 percent American Indian and Alaska Native population would agree with, considering they've been invaded by people like Miller.

Despite the fact that Miller is trailing 15 percent out of the lead in the polls, and 59 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable opinion of him, Miller is the only candidate to refuse to commit to endorsing the eventual winner of the Republican primary. That's fueling speculation that he's considering running on a third-party ticket. Because apparently, he can't read a poll. And because horrible Alaska Republicans just won't go away.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 03:04 PM PDT.

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