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Joe Miller, the GOP nominee for Senate in Alaska endorsed by Sarah Palin, acknowledged during a candidates debate Sunday that he was once disciplined for a policy violation while he worked as a local government attorney.

Miller, who upset incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the primary, made the admission after a judge ordered the release of his Fairbanks North Star Borough personnel file. Miller had previously refused to discuss the rumored disciplinary action after a former borough mayor alleged that Miller was nearly fired for using government computers in an attempt to oust the state GOP chairman in 2008.

On Sunday, Miller said he was suspended for three days for participating in a private poll during his lunch hour. He said it was a mistake he's learned from, according to the Associated Press.

The response came amid a debate with Democrat Scott McAdams and Murkowski, who is running as a write-in candidate.

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Sheila

Miller doesn't have the interest of the state of Alaska ....not to be trusted.

October 25 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Potterf

This minor infraction has nothing to do with the dilemma this country is in now. At least Miller didn't steal the damn computer like many others in government positions have

October 25 2010 at 10:20 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
wolfsonnydiane

Lets see hes a lier His Wife took unemployment from his company when she could have found a job. He took [goverment wellfare ].ALL OF WHICH HE SAYS HES AGAINST YET THE TEA PARTY STILL SUPPORTS HIM .Makes me conclude the tea partys not about honest politicans and smaller goverment their about wellfare for the wealthy and less regulation for bussiness no matter how many lies they have to overlook

October 25 2010 at 8:41 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
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christierandall

your right and the people of Alaska need to run from Joe Miller as fast as they can...another mistake endorsed by Palin and vote for the dem or Lisa.

October 25 2010 at 10:43 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
dfiorini16@aolco

Why doesn't the Murkkowski lady move on. The Alaskan voters have spoken. She seems like a very spitfull person. She can wreck the chances of a conservative getting into power. I quarantee you that the Murkowski camp used there influence to dig up dirt on Joe Miller. I hope she does not even come in third in this race.

October 25 2010 at 7:56 AM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply
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rparkin33

Who have you been listening to, Dave? The Alaskan people haven't spoken yet, as you put it...only a minority of folks have voted so far, who barely put Joe in ahead of Murkowski. She has every right to run as a write in candidate and frankly, even though I don't live in Alaska, I wish her a victory. Her credentials certainly outweigh Miller's.

October 25 2010 at 10:21 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
christierandall

that is because they were fooled about Joe Miller...now they are finding out the truth...Lisa should have this in the bag...the guy is nothing but a crook. Go Lisa! Just like Michelle Bachman he accepted government farm subsidy checks...but yet they are both against welfare. Michelle still takes this money...

October 25 2010 at 10:41 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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