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VIDEO: Make Palin's head explode. Vote for Scott McAdams

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Go ahead... make Former Half-Gov Vindictiva McHatesMurkowski's head explode. Vote for McAdams!

Via my dear pal Larry D. Halstead:

RealWorldPolitics

Real World Politics caught up with Scott McAdams at the 2010 Netroots Nation Convention in Las Vegas, NV. Scott is the Mayor of Sitka, Alaska who is the Democrat Nominee for the U.S. Senate running against Teabagger backed candidate Joe Miller and Corporate backed, Republican turned Independent Lisa Murkowski. Scott McAdams is all about serving the needs of Alaska.

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Republicans Give Up on Alaska's Joe Miller

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The words "nightmare scenario for Republicans" make me all tingly. Via Taegan-

Jonathan Karl of ABC News: "A high-level GOP source tells me party leaders have essentially given up on Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller and are now banking on a victory by write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski as the best bet for Republicans to keep the Alaska Senate seat... With Miller's campaign faltering, the source tells me that Republican leaders are now worried that Democrat Scott McAdams has a shot of winning and that Murkowski may be the only way to stop him."

"The nightmare scenario for Republicans is that McAdams comes in second... trailing 'write-in candidate.'... If enough are tossed out, second place McAdams would be the winner."

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Alaska's Murkowski hit by over 100 last-minute write-in bids

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I can't decide if this is horridly shameful or brilliant.

Just hours before the final deadline, more than 100 Alaskans came out Thursday to file as write-in candidates in an effort to thwart Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bid to retain her Senate seat.

At the urging of a local talk radio host, scores of people signed up to be write-in candidates with the Alaska Division of Elections before registration closed.

(snip)

Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai confirmed that at least 100 people filed as write-in candidates. Fenumiai said early Friday morning that she could not give a specific number yet of how many candidates signed up with a name similar to "Lisa Murkowski" because she had not seen all of their names yet.

Dan Fagan, who hosts a popular conservative radio talk show in Anchorage, said that after one listener called in to say he was registering as a write-in candidate, he encouraged others to do the same.

"My thought is, if the state is going to illegally help Lisa, we should at least dilute their ability to do so," he said. "That way, the list will be so long, it won't help her that much anyway."

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Poll-itics: Joe Miller's misleading headline about his "double-digit lead"

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Here's the headline on Joe Miller's website:

What?! Oh noes! Miller is beating his opponents by double digits? Wowzers, he must be feeling pretty darn cocky right about now! Double digits!

I'm sorry, I'm hearing that may be inaccurate.

As my Twitter pal cbn2 said to me, Miller's campaign neglects the facts.  Murkowski wasn't mentioned in the poll, and Miller is using the poll results (as he sees them, anyway) for campaign fundraising.

How not surprising.

Polling for write-in campaigns is always challenging, so results should be interpreted with caution. For this survey, Rasmussen Reports asked respondents about a choice between Miller and McAdams without mentioning Murkowski. That is the choice voters will see when they enter the voting booth. However, when response options were offered to survey respondents, Murkowski’s name was mentioned.

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Why the DSCC Loves Sarah Palin

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My pals over at the Mudflats site have asked me to share a post with you. And so I will: (some bolding mine)

It’s mind-boggling how the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee hasn’t shown up for Scott McAdams, Alaska’s Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

They’ve had weeks to help secure a now open seat they didn’t think they had a prayer to take. Why aren’t they fighting for Alaska? Lisa Murkowski asked McAdams where his DSCC support was. When it didn’t show, she threw back in as a write-in candidate.

The front page of their website features a picture of Sarah Palin. Fear of her brand of crazy has been an ATM for the DSCC. They’ve raised millions off of Palin word salads with guano dressing. The DSCC website also has a link to Palin’s anointed Alaskan proxy for US Senate, Joe Miller, but they haven’t supported his opponent.

Alaska is the cheapest place in the country to run a campaign. One hundred dollars of campaign money in such a small market is equivalent to $2,000 for a race in Texas. With Palin’s negative numbers over 50%*, her candidate, Joe Miller, is vulnerable. The Tea Party is recruiting people with “Lisa M” type names to run a write-in, and every Murkowski vote will be challenged by their attorneys. It will make the Franken/Coleman recount look like play-dough hour in kindergarten.

52% of Alaska’s voters are registered independent or undeclared. Nate Silver thinks Murkowski could win a write-in campaign? He’s wrong about Alaska – again. Ask NOT-Congressman Ethan Berkowitz. Silver projected Ethan would best incumbent Don Young in 2008.  He didn’t.

Nationally, both Democrats and Republicans are underestimating Sarah Palin. The DSCC and others do this at their own peril. There is a chance to drive a political stake through the heart of the Palin king-maker meme. I realize Palin is a money maker, but neutering her politically by electing a Democratic Senator in Alaska is priceless.

Please help Alaska take our state forward. Save yourselves. Support Scott McAdams for U. S. Senate.  Contribute to Scott McAdams campaign.

Call the DSCC and ask them to support Alaska’s democratic candidate. 202-224-2447 Email them at info@dscc.org

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Mudflatters – I don’t often make a direct ask of you. I know time and energy is valuable, and not everyone finds it easy to pick up a phone and make a call.  But I am asking.  Alaska bloggers work hard to make a difference, and this time we need your help.  We need EVERYONE to pick up the phone and call.  And then email too.

Also, if you have a blog, cut and paste this.  If you have a Facebook account, share it.  If you have a Twitter account, tweet it.  If you have a progressive email list, email it. We need all hands on deck.  Thank you so much.

AKM

*See my post, Poll-itics: “No one in either party inspires such strong levels of disapproval as Sarah Palin

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Joe Miller's revoltingly tacky Senate campaign: Exploiting 9/11

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This is another reason why Scott McAdams must win and become the next U.S. Senator from Alaska:

"Come hear Joe Miller speak, watch a slide show of the tragic 9/11 events and hear great music! A great patriotic event!!"

More like, "Come hear Joe Miller exploit 9/11 in order to win an election by tugging on the fears and sorrow of Americans who suffered through a horrific trauma! A disgustingly unAmerican event!!"

I just noticed something: Nowhere on the top of that page, the most prominent part of his event page, is there a picture of his grubby little mug. Can you blame him?

He does, however, showcase Former Half-Gov Poser McNoClass, ClusterHuck, et al. So much for tragic events.

H/t: cbn2

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Why Joe Miller must lose to Scott McAdams

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This will be short and ... sour.

Via Roll Call:

Alaska Republican Joe Miller said in an interview Wednesday that he is interested in serving on the Senate Judiciary and Armed Services committees should he beat Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams (D) this November for the seat now held by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R).

Think about that. Imagining him on the Judiciary Committee alone sends chills down my spine.

In the 19th century, the Committee's focus included legislation related to criminal justice, the expansion of the judicial system to new territories and states, and judicial salaries. Today, the scope of the Judiciary Committee’s jurisdiction has broadened to include terrorism, human rights, immigration law, intellectual property rights, antitrust law, and Internet privacy. The Committee is also tasked with considering the President's nominees for federal judgeships, including Supreme Court justices. One of the most important functions of the Committee is to provide oversight of the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Worried yet?

As for that pesky Armed Services Committee:

Aeronautical and space activities peculiar to or primarily associated with the development of weapons systems or military operations; the common defense; the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force, generally; maintenance and operation of the Panama Canal, including administration, sanitation, and government of the Canal Zone; military research and development; national security aspects of nuclear energy; naval petroleum reserves, except those in Alaska; pay, promotion, retirement, and other benefits and privileges of members of the Armed Forces, including overseas education of civilian and military dependents; selective service system; and strategic and critical materials necessary for the common defense.

Comprehensive study and review of matters relating to the common defense policy of the United States.

Is there any doubt at all that getting out the vote will be mandatory in November? Well, it is anyway, but mandatory-er than usual.

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