Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau
Friday, Governor Parnell affirmed his endorsement of Republican and Tea Party candidate Joe Miller’s bid for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Lisa Murkowski.
The two appeared at the same event in Wasilla on Friday. The governor was quoted recently as saying he thinks highly of Senator Murkowski, but his campaign manager, Michelle Toohey, says today’s appearance shows that he also thinks highly of Miller.
Earlier this week, Parnell endorsed the Republican Party’s nominee without using Miller’s name during a candidate debate in Anchorage. But today’s joint event was the first time they had personally aligned their campaigns. Toohey says there might be future joint appearances, but that the governor has his own race to consider.
Miller is running against Democrat Scott McAdams – as well as running against Senator Murkowski’s re-election attempt by looking for write-in votes. Murkowski was travelling in Juneau today.
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