The Corner

Miller Waits in Anchorage

EXCLUSIVE — As he waits for the final tally in Anchorage, Joe Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, tells National Review Online that he is “very happy” with the returns so far but cautions that “this is not a done deal yet.” With 44.7 percent of precincts reporting, Miller leads Sen. Lisa Murkowski by a slim margin, 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent, in Alaska’s GOP Senate primary.

“The absentee votes still have to come in,” Miller says. “But I feel good. The response to our campaign really exploded this past week. We’ve benefited from an incredible wave of support. Remember, Alaskans tend to put stuff off until the last minute. In the past few days, they got educated.” Senator Murkowski, he adds, “granted us only one debate — and we made it matter.”

Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, and the Tea Party Express are all Miller supporters.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

Most Popular



Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, everyone. Hope it has been a good one. Yesterday, I had a tale in my Impromptus column. I had been to Harvard, to conduct a couple of interviews, and I waxed nostalgic. In Widener Library, there are bag-checkers -- people checking your bags on your way out. Ages ago, there was this ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Hillary’s Other America

I am still chuckling at Hillary Clinton’s speech in India. Among the things she said: If you look at the map of the United States, there is all that red in the middle, places where Trump won. What that map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that own two thirds of America’s Gross Domestic product. ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Samantha Power Regrets

‘I’ve had a lot of bad ideas in my life,” former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tells Politico. “Though none as immortalized as that one.” Wow. It’s a major concession. And what might “that one” be? Not standing idly by in the White House while Iranians protested a fixed election in 2009, then ... Read More