U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was battling for her political life against Republican primary challenger Joe Miller on Tuesday night. Miller was barely leading Murkowski with just over half Alaska’s election precincts reporting around 11:30 p.m. Miller had 32,955 votes to 30,605 for Murkowski. Miller credited the support of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his lead.
“I’m absolutely certain that was pivotal,” he said.
Murkowski took a shot at Palin.
“I think she’s out for her own self-interest. I don’t think she’s out for Alaska’s interest,” Murkowski said as she waited at her campaign headquarters for results to come in.