Murkowski: 'We made history'

Murkowski: 'We made history'
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 11:50pm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has declared
victory in the Alaska Senate race, exactly two months after
announcing her long-shot write-in campaign.

Murkowski, who flew to Alaska from Washington as the last votes
were being tabulated, was greeted with chants of "We made
history," during a rally in Anchorage.

She says the win feels a bit "mind-boggling." But she says
Alaskans chose the "commonsense path."

Murkowski is the first U.S. Senate candidate since 1954 to win
with a write-in campaign. She took that route after losing the GOP
primary to Joe Miller.

Miller has ceded nothing, saying he hasn't decided whether to
seek a re-count.

His campaign posted on its website what it called five "myths" to get people to believe Miller had lost. In one of those, the campaign cites an outdated vote tally that puts Miller
on top, when Murkowski surpassed Miller on Tuesday.

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