Lisa Murkowski Concedes Alaska Senate Primary

After a day of ballot counting that saw her making no appreciable gains on challenger Joe Miller, Senator Lisa Murkowski has conceded defeat in the GOP Senate primary in Alaska:

Incumbent Lisa Murkowski has conceded to challenger Joe Miller in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Speaking to reporters at her campaign headquarters in Anchorage, Murkowski said “based on where we are right now, I don’t see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor.”

The concession came after a day of counting absentee ballots in which Murkowski gained little ground on Miller, the Fairbanks attorney backed by former Gov. Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express.

Miller will face Democrat Scott McAdams, the mayor or Sitka.

Murkowski will not put her name on another party’s ballot and she will not mount a write-in campaign.

So, onto the next race.

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