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Writing-in Murkowski
By Bill and Linda Auger


September 30, 2010
Thursday AM

We attended the Meet and Greet for Joe Miller on Monday evening at the TFCC.  While Joe Miller's goal of getting federal lands into state hands sounds great, how does he plan on making that happen?  At the height of their power in Washington, D.C. with a Republican President in office, Senator Ted Stevens as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and attaining the rank of president pro tempore (third in rank in succession to the president), Senator Frank Murkowski and Representative Don Young both serving as Chairman of important Senate and House committees, could not make that happen. 

Even though Mr. Miller thinks he may have some influence, he will be a junior senator with no chairmanships and no seniority.  Sounds like a very tall order to fill. Failing to meet this goal puts Alaska where we are today: fighting to keep federal appropriations for our young state in order to continue developing infrastructure.  Having a seat on the appropriations committee, as does Senator Murkowski, goes a long way in making that happen.  A freshman senator will not attain this post. 

A vote for Joe Miller is a step backwards for Alaskans.  We encourage voters to think twice before casting their vote.  On Election Day next Tuesday, we will be writing in Senator Lisa Murkowski's name and Make History in Alaska with others who do the same.

Bill and Linda Auger
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Total of over 100 years of residency in the State of Alaska"

Received September 29, 2010 - Published September 30, 2010



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