Democrats Call Lisa Murkowski A Liar

All the while, Lisa Murkowski’s campaign has been engaged in a smear campaign against Joe Miller. Now, out of the blue, Democrats come out and call her an outright liar?


It was troubling when Murkowski broke her word to voters and refused to abide by the results of the Republican primary as promised. If these accusations are legitimate, all in all, it does not speak well of Lisa Murkowski’s character. And character does matter. She has invoked the name of the late Ted Stevens on her behalf. He can’t speak for himself. However, it appears some individuals Murkowski has claimed endorse her candidacy can – and they are flatly denying it.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTVA-CBS 11 News) Alaska Democrats are calling Sen. Lisa Murkowski a liar, after a mailer went out to many Anchorage residents claiming notable Democrats would be voting for her.

In a statement Murkowski’s campaign manager Kevin Sweeney says the mistake was the campaign’s fault, saying they forgot to change the headline.

The mailer’s banner states: “Alaskan Democrats Who Are Voting for Lisa Murkowski — and not Scott McAdams.” Below the headline are several quotes from politicians including Democratic gubernatorial candidates Ethan Berkowitz and Bob Poe, who dropped out of the governor’s race.

Alaska Democratic Party Chair Patti Higgins says some of the quotes used about the sitting senator are from the past, and many of the candidates have openly stated they will be voting for Scott McAdams.

“If you’re going to be a United States senator then you have to be more careful than that,” Higgins says. “When you go out with a hard hitting piece claiming more support than you have and it’s deceiving, it shows she is desperate.”

The Murkowski campaign refused to make a campaign official available to talk with KTVA-CBS 11 News, only providing Sweeney’s statement:


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