Libertarian won’t give spot to Murkowski

Incumbent senator still weighs bid to hold on to Alaska’s seat

Sen. Lisa Murkowski reportedly will make an announcement about a write-in campaign, after losing the Republican primary and an offer by the Libertarian Party nominee to be on the November ballot. (Associated Press)Sen. Lisa Murkowski reportedly will make an announcement about a write-in campaign, after losing the Republican primary and an offer by the Libertarian Party nominee to be on the November ballot. (Associated Press)

But he also noted that, even had he stepped aside for Mrs. Murkowski, she would have had to win over other party officials - no easy feat in a party continually divided over interpretations of policy and principles.

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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Chief political writer Ralph Z. Hallow served on the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times editorial boards, was Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Journalism at Northwestern University, resident at Columbia University Editorial-Page Editors Seminar and has filed from Berlin, Bonn, London, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Belgrade, Bucharest, Panama and Guatemala.

 

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