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 Conservatives4Palin.com 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
On 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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