During a news conference in Anchorage, Miller said he had accepted the "practical realities" of court decisions that have consistently ruled against him, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
Miller, a Fairbanks lawyer and tea party favorite, defeated Murkowski in the GOP primary in August only to lose when she staged a long-shot write-in campaign in the general election. He has contested the results, based on misspellings of Murkowski's name or other irregularities on more than 8,000 ballots, but has been turned back by state and federal courts.
On Thursday, state officials certified Murkowski as the winner of the Nov. 2 election. The official tally showed that her margin of victory over Miller was 10,252 votes, the Associated Press reported
Murkowski will take her Senate seat when Congress reconvenes Jan. 5.
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