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Sarah Palin Will NOT Challange Lisa Murkowski in Alaska Senate Race

Sarah Palin and Lisa Murkowski
Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin, left, stands in the main foyer of the governor’s mansion with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, right, in Juneau, Alaska on Tuesday, March 18, 2008.

Despite the rumors, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will NOT be challenging Alaska United States Senator Lisa Murkowski in 2010.

Gov. Sarah Palin plans to raise money for the re-election campaign of Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and hopes to end speculation she might challenge Murkowski in the primary for the U.S. Senate next year.

“The governor has no intention of running for the senator’s seat in 2010,” Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said Tuesday. “(Palin) thinks the senator is doing a great job and that’s why she’s looking forward to hosting a fundraiser for her.”

Stapleton said details won’t be set until after Alaska’s legislative session ends on April 19. She said there would be at least one fundraiser, likely in the next couple of months.

No surprise here. A more likely scenario is for Palin to run for re-election as Governor next year and then challenge Democrat Senator Mark Begich who last year beat the long-time serving GOP Senator Ted Stevens in 2014.

As for a Presidential run in 2012?

Well, it won’t be as a sitting US Senator.


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16 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Will NOT Challange Lisa Murkowski in Alaska Senate Race

  1. At least Sarah is a person with honesty and integrity. She would never take money for a bridge and then put the money into the general budget and then say Alaska never took the money. She would never have her husband attempt to get someone fired on her behalf then lie about it.

    She would also never think of cutting the State of Alaska’s Special Olympics budget in half during her first year as Governor and then have a special needs child of her own. Wow, if that ever happened, wouldn’t that be embarrassing.

  2. I think I know my facts Flap

    Much of the bridge money was legally diverted to other state road projects. The acess road to Gravina Island was finished up to the point where the bridge would have gone. The access road money, unlike the bridge money, would have had to be returned if not used.

    In 2006, the State Special Olympics budget was $250,000 In 2007, the legislature proposed and passed an increase to $650,000. Governor Palin used her a line item veto to reduce it to $275,000. A reduction of over 50% of what the legislature passed, or you could look at it as an increase of $25,000 over the previous year.

    And I guess all the phone calls Todd Palin made to the former head of the troopers was just to let him know he was doing a good job.

    Shove your B.S.

  3. Still BS.

    Notice NO links to provide evidence. Just opinion – all debunked last November.

    Read my terms of use above.

  4. @6

    And, then there is this:

    “This governor from the very start has a very clear record of her support for children with special needs,” said Palin’s campaign spokesperson Meghan Stapleton. “Since taking office she has nearly tripled funding for those with special needs in the public school system.”

    The Department of Education in Early Development says funding for special needs and intensive needs has gone up $73 million since Palin took office.

    Link: http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=9007816

  5. Say what?

    Link: http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=9007816

    While the Special Olympics did not want to make any comments about budget cuts, Channel 2 News looked into the governor’s funding of the program.

    Records show Palin actually increased their funding by $25,000. However, that amount is only half of what the program asked for.

    INCREASED FUNDING for Special Olympics and INCREASED FUNDING in the Department of Education.

    All of this was discussed and debunked six months ago.

  6. Of course, what you said Tim in #4 above is a blatant falsehood.

    She would also never think of cutting the State of Alaska’s Special Olympics budget in half during her first year as Governor and then have a special needs child of her own. Wow, if that ever happened, wouldn’t that be embarrassing.

    Now, aren’t YOU embarassed, Tim?

  7. Don’t get me wrong. I hope Palin gets the nomination in 2012. It will guarantee an Obama re-election. And oh by the way……I suppose the fact that the polls in Alaska showing that Murkowski would trounce Palin in a senate race challenge have nothing to do with Palin’s decision to sit tight in the Governors’ chair for a while…I wouldn’t take the risk of getting blown out either, or are those polls also a myth.

  8. Good job. Spin away from your blatant falsehood.

    Who knows if Palin will run in 2012. I doubt she will but if she does it will be an uphill battle against an incumbent President.

    She could run and lose in 2012 and run and win in 2016.

    I mean who do the Dems have after Obama? John Edwards? An old Hillary Clinton? Rahm?

  9. Since you’ve accused me of blatant falsehoods a couple times, let’s back up a minute to set the record straight….are you saying that Alaska never received……. or kept…….or spent…… one single dime, (or a few million dimes) of the bridge money, even though Sarah has stuck to her story that she said “No Thanks” to congress. Is that your position…..just for the record….?

  10. Now, you change the subject.

    Pathetic…..

    All of this was discussed 6 months ago. I suggest you go back, search and read the discussion.

    Oh, and I did not accuse you. It is on the record @12 above.

    Good night…..

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