Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lisa Murkowski certified as Senate winner in Alaska

Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) became the first U.S. candidate since 1954 to win a write in campaign today when the state of Alaska officially certified her as the winner over Joe Miller. After two months of recounts and challenges, Ms. Murkowski can officially return to Washington, DC.

From Reuters:
The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski's victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the race with an unconventional write-in campaign. The certification document was signed in the state capitol in Juneau by Governor Sean Parnell and Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell, a spokeswoman for Parnell said. "It's been certified. The governor signed the certificate and the lieutenant governor notarized it," Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said. "From there it gets on a plane tonight with Gail." Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai will carry it personally to the Secretary of the Senate, who must receive it by noon Monday, Leighow said.


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