Third Party Route for Murkowski?
The Daily Beasy reports: Palin Foe Mulls Third-Party Run.
Granted, she hasn’t lost the nomination yet, but it appears that the Murkowski camp is keeping its options open.
To wit, the options appear to be a write-in campaign or:
The other possibility: the Alaska Independence Party. Former Governor Wally Hickel lost the Republican primary in 1990, but won in the general by being on the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) ticket. A third-party run could work for Murkowski as the Democrat’s candidate is largely unknown Sitka mayor Scott McAdams, but she would have to overcome the main reason the AIP exists in the Last Frontier: They are a secessionist party calling for Alaska to leave the United States. Obviously, Murkowski is not a secessionist, which Alaskans know, and an aggressive PR campaign promoting her independence rather than the AIP may be her only route back to Washington this fall.
The write-in option strikes me as a non-starter and the AIP route strikes me as desperation. It would, however, makes things very interesting.
Sometimes perhaps one ought to just admit defeat.