NRSC Pledging Support to Miller; DSCC Doesn’t Reveal Plans for McAdams

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

The national group that works to get Republicans elected to the Senate is congratulating Joe Miller on his win in the primary. The National Republican Senatorial Committee put out a statement last night applauding Miller as its nominee, and pledging its support. Just days ago Miller was accusing the NRSC of what he called “meddling” in the campaign on Murkowski’s behalf.

But now that he’s the presumed nominee, NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh says his group is willing to help Miller with staff and funds, but they’ll wait to see if he requests it.

The national group that helps Democrats get elected to the Senate says it believes Scott McAdams is a strong candidate, but it would not say whether it plans to send money and support staff up to Alaska. A spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says it never talks about fundraising strategy. The DSCC would not go on tape with APRN about the Senate race or its level of support for McAdams.

Senator Mark Begich says he fully plans to ask the DSCC and others to get involved and contribute to the McAdams effort.

Begich says he thinks the race is wide open, and will likely be tightly contested in the end.

Begich says that since McAdams won the Democratic primary last week, his campaign has garnered tens of thousands of dollars in donations from Alaskans.

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