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Old 09-19-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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How is Senator Lisa Murkowski regarded in Alaska? Does she get some votes from Democrats?
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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She IS a democrat, how the hell she ever got elected as a Republican is one of life's great mysteries. Same with Collins from Maine.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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She IS a democrat, how the hell she ever got elected as a Republican is one of life's great mysteries. Same with Collins from Maine.
Remember that Maine is a New England state, and most Republicans there have never been what we now call conservative.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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She IS a democrat, how the hell she ever got elected as a Republican is one of life's great mysteries. Same with Collins from Maine.
If you remember, she lost the republican primary to Joe Miller and then ran as a write-in candidate in the general election and won.


As far as this Alaskan goes, no I'm not cool with Murkowski (and not because she's not conservative enough). The way she initially got into office still rubs me the wrong way.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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She doesn't have a good approval rating in the state, probably because everyone can find something to complain about with her, whether they lean Democrat or Republican.

Murkowski is the only Republican I've voted for besides Jay Hammond and our current governor Walker, and I'm quite thankful she defeated Joe Miller with her write in campaign.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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The liberals don't like that she's a Republican, the Republicans don't like her 'cause she's too liberal. I read once that if both sides don't like you then maybe you are doing something right?

I still think it was a little slimy how she got into office...
I voted for her last time 'cause I think Joe Miller is a bit too nutso... But I would happily pick a solid conservative candidate over her if one ever ran against her.
Just my opinions... and it's worth exactly what you paid for it.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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How is Senator Lisa Murkowski regarded in Alaska? Does she get some votes from Democrats?
I would prefer a progressive Democrat but she's better than the average conservative Republican only because she will occasionally vote for the right thing, like the ACA.

Hopefully, she will vote against the Kavanaugh nomination.

I have to agree with Blind Cleric, thank God she defeated Joe Miller in 2010.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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How is Senator Lisa Murkowski regarded in Alaska? Does she get some votes from Democrats?
Princess Lisa is just a Democrat under a Republican skin. Other than Susan Collins, the Princess is the most liberal Republican.

Sometime ago I saw her name on an Internet list of crooked politicians, but I have no idea if the claims were true. Before Joe Miller ran against her, some Kenai River area land deal she got involved with was dropped (by her) like a hot potato when the news reported it.

https://www.adn.com/politics/article...al/2010/10/13/

That said, just like in other places around the US, politicians from both sides are crooked and only look for deals to lineup their pockets. Everything one can think about, even Kavanaugh's nomination, has been politicized, and this is a detriment to the future of our nation.

I am not a Republican, nor a Democrat.

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Old 09-19-2018, 03:33 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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She's not amazing, but the alternatives lately have been incompetents or whackos. I feel like she can be trusted to do just about nothing, which is what I mostly want in a politician these days anyway.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Under Moon & Star
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If you remember, she lost the republican primary to Joe Miller and then ran as a write-in candidate in the general election and won.
That was in 2010. You act like it's her only primary. It's not.

In 2004, she won the Senate primary with 58% of the vote in a field of four. In 2016, she won the Senate primary with 72% of the vote in another field of four.

The idea that Murkowski is a Democrat is ... well, delusional.

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Princess Lisa is just a Democrat under a Republican skin. Other than Susan Collins, the Princess is the most liberal Republican.
First, every time the Senate is organized, she votes for the Republican candidate for Majority Leader. That is the single most influential vote any Senator ever casts, as it determines the agenda of the Senate for the next two years. Second, she votes with the Republicans most of the time and against the Democrats most of the time - anyone who think that a Democrat votes that way is... well, having delusions.

Of course, what you really mean is that she's not a slavish party apparatchik who can be relied upon to always jump when the leadership snaps its fingers. That much is true.
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