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In Alaska Senate Debate, Joe Miller Admits to Policy Violation

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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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