Politics & Policy

Miller Says Pro-Murkowski Group Is Funded Illegally

Republican senate candidate Joe Miller’s campaign has filed a complaint to the Federal Election Commission regarding nine of the companies funding Alaskans Standing Together, a group that has spent nearly $600,000 on ads backing Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

The Miller campaign says these companies, which have received billions in federal contracts in recent years, are acting illegally, since federal law bans federal contractors from impacting elections by monetary donations or other expenditures. 

“Even by Washington D.C. standards, the level of corruption shown by ‘Alaskans Standing Together’ and Lisa Murkowski is shocking. Their efforts to preserve the status quo and re-elect their ‘bought and paid for’ Senator are not even bound by the law. The Alaskan Native Corporations have reaped billions from questionable set-asides and federal contracting programs and Senator Murkowski has fought efforts to reform them. We now know why,” said Miller in a statement.

The nine companies cited in the complaint are Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Ahtna, Inc., Bering Straits Native Corporation, Calista Corporation, Chugach Alaska Corporation, Sealaska Corporation, NANA Regional Corporation, Koniag, Inc., and Doyon, Ltd.,

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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