WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is confident about her write-in campaign for re-election, saying that while she is "not yet complete with making history," she is "poised and it feels good."
In an interview broadcast Thursday on NBC's "Today," Murkowski criticized former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who rallied for the official GOP Senate nominee, Joe Miller. Murkowski said she would not support a presidential bid by Palin, whom she described as lacking "a worldly approach."
Murkowski ran as a write-in candidate after being ousted in the GOP primary by Miller. As of Wednesday, write-in votes counted for 41 percent of the ballots in Tuesday's election; Miller had 34 percent; and Democrat Scott McAdams had 24 percent. The counting of write-in ballots is scheduled to begin Nov. 10.