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As you watch the election results come in tonight, keep an eye on the race to represent Alaska in the U.S. Senate. Lisa Murkowski narrowly lost her primary this spring against newcomer and Tea Party candidate Joe Miller. She then decided to run as an independent, but Alaska election law keeps her off the ballot because she lost a primary, so she's having to run as a write-in (which isn't easy with a last name like Murkowski). Miller now has the Republican nomination and a lot of Tea Party support, but had an ugly falling-out with Sarah Palin recently when he refused to say she was qualified to be president. However, he is now the official Republican nominee, so the Washington Republican establishment, as represented by the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, is now backing him hard against Murkowski (whom it formerly backed), who now trying to take votes away from Democratic nominee Scott McAdams by running as a centrist.
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The bizarreness of this race is reflected in the campaign ads being tracked on our Alaska Senate AdTracker page
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Today is primary day in five states: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, and Vermont. Up for grabs are eight U.S. Senate primaries, 67 U.S. House primaries, and eight gubernatorial primaries. (Pictured at right: U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-FL, candidate for the U.S. Senate. Photo via OC data partners, Daylife.)
Who's running where for the what now? We got it covered. RaceTracker is up-to-date with links to the declared candidates running in all of these races. This project on the OC Wiki offers helpful, granular views of everyone running in every Congressional district -- and not only in these five states, but in all 50 states nationwide. As always with our work, RaceTracker is a non-partisan public resource wiki, helping to build public knowledge and increase transparency in government. Click through for details on today's elections.Read Full Article