Alaska Governor Murkowski Comes in Last in Primary
Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski, whose first act upon taking office was to appoint his daughter to fill out his U.S. Senate term, has been crushed in the Republican primary.
Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski, whose perceived missteps over the past four years have turned him into one of the most unpopular governors in state history, soundly lost his bid for re-election after finishing last in a hotly contested three-way race for the Republican nomination.
His approval ratings have skidded over the past four years because of much-criticized decisions such as appointing his daughter to his U.S. Senate seat and purchasing a state jet after his request for the aircraft was denied by both the federal government and state Legislature.
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.