Republicans are vowing to learn from their mistakes in Senate races in 2010 and 2012. Most of them are convinced that they would have 50 seats, not the 45 this election left them with, had they run better candidates. Senate Republicans say they are therefore going to get more involved in primary campaigns.
Senator Lisa Murkowski’s attempt to win reelection through a write-in campaign in Alaska will test the staying power of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party amid a debate over the role of federal spending in that state.
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski will try to return to Congress with a write-in campaign, after losing a renomination battle to a Republican primary challenger backed by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement.
Senate Republicans sent their top campaign lawyer to advise Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski about the state’s count of absentee ballots as the Libertarian Party considered endorsing her if she loses the party primary.
Alaska U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski gained ground on her Republican primary challenger as election officials began counting absentee ballots to determine whether she becomes the latest candidate to lose to a Tea Party-backed newcomer.