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Joe Miller is bringing out the big guns. The Republican nominee for Senate in Alaska, who got a boost from former Gov. Sarah Palin in his primary campaign against incumbent Lisa Murkowski, will get another helping hand Thursday when Palin campaigns for him at a rally in Anchorage.

But that's not all. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina (R-S.C.) are expected to address the rally via video, according to an announcement on the website.

Miller may be in need of a new boost. He's embroiled in a controversy over his employment as a part-time government attorney in 2008. He acknowledged in a candidates debate Sunday that he was once disciplined for a policy violation, but documents released Tuesday show his transgression was more involved that he had portrayed it. The personnel records indicate that Miller used three colleagues' computers without their knowledge to participate in a political poll aimed at ousting state Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich. The records also revealed that Miller tried to cover up his use of the computers by clearing their Web cache, and then lied about it, the Washington Post reports.

Joe MillerOn Sunday, Miller said he was suspended for three days for participating in a private poll during his lunch hour.

He continued to downplay the matter later this week, saying, "I am willing to let these records go public so that the people can see that the computer polling matter and my decision to leave the [Fairbanks North Star] Borough's employment a year-and-a-half later were unrelated."

Despite Murkowski's loss to Miller, the two-term senator is running in the general election as a write-in candidate against Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams, the mayor of Sitka. The latest Rasmussen poll shows Miller and the Murkowski in a dead heat, with 35 and 34 percent of the vote, respectively. McAdams is third with 27 percent.
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I hope that every single republican that these bogus polls show leading lose there arses. It would be hysterical on Novemeber 3rd all these hate supporters wake up to here that all the republicans lost. The media underestimated just how many democrats where coming out to vote. lol

October 29 2010 at 1:58 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

alaska rep. are a hoot

October 27 2010 at 10:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

All the Miller supporters have been bought by the special interest. The Tea Party started as a independent group but as soon as they were getting some air time the money interest took them over. Two weeks ago the man who started the first Tea Party said the current Tea Party is not what he started. He said that Republicans who could not run on their record got togather with Wall Street, large multi-nation companies under the cover of the National Chamber of Commerce and indepenndant millionaires and billionairs who saw the Democrats trying to get some help for the middle-class. They can't stand anyone standing up for the middle-class so they took over the Tea Party.

October 27 2010 at 3:17 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

Will Joe Miller now have to repeatedly aver that Sarah is qualified to be President? ROFL

October 27 2010 at 11:43 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

Eveeryone seems to be ignoring the reason he did what he did in the first place - some are saying, gee, all he did was go on someone else's computer and take a poll. But actually, he went around to all of the different computers, not because he wanted to see what Goldilocks felt like in the bear's home, but to decieve - and skew the results of a poll on his own website, making it appear that many various OTHER people were responding! I find that the sneakiest, and most dishonest part of all! We see the same thing on these message boards with some admitting to being paid by the republican party to post comments under various names. This sort of insidious dishonesty makes me sick and I have really had all I can take of the nasty behaior of those on the "right". There is nothing at all "right" about any of them!

October 27 2010 at 11:35 AM Report abuse +15 rate up rate down Reply
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Both sides do it. Speak out against all of it.

October 27 2010 at 1:12 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

He isn't doing anything that the entire Republican party has been doing. Where do you think all these bogus polls you have been seeing are coming from?? It is an attempt to make people think that americans agree with them.

October 29 2010 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope all winning Tea Party candidates follow the lead of Sarah Palin. Resign halfway thru their term and chase MONEY!!!

October 27 2010 at 11:31 AM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply

Do you really think that if Murkowski would drop out all her supporters would automatically vote for Joe "the admitted liar" Miller?

October 27 2010 at 11:22 AM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
dc walker

Nevada ballots already have Reid's name checked off, good work SEIU, who is managing the ballots. VOTERS BEWARE

October 27 2010 at 11:12 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
dc walker

The people spoke in the primaries, Ms. Murkowski, have the grace to bow out.

October 27 2010 at 10:27 AM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply


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