Palin on Murkowski Write-In Option: Bring It On

Posted: Sep 13, 2010 10:20 AM
Last week, we wondered if and when Sen. Lisa Murkowski might announce a write-in campaign to keep the Senate seat she currently occupies.  If the incumbent exercises this option instead of throwing her support behind Joe Miller, who defeated her in Alaska's GOP primary, a famous Murkowski family nemesis has a message for her: Bring it.
"Joe Miller is going to win the general,” Palin said in a brief interview after she unexpectedly appeared at a Sept. 11 commemoration in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. “It seems like it’s a futile effort, there, for a write-in effort, but she certainly has that right to do so.”

Palin, 46, dismissed the notion that Murkowski could draw votes away from Miller, should she enter a race that also includes Democratic nominee Scott McAdams, the mayor of Sitka, Alaska.

“I do not believe so,” Palin said. “I believe that Joe Miller is going to solidify more and more support as the days go on, as more and more people know him, not just his resume and his record, but what motivates him and his intentions for this state and for our country.”