The Alaska Libertarian Party has decided not to allow Sen. Lisa Murkowski to run on the partys line in the general election, party Vice Chairman Harley Brown told Roll Call. Weve unanimously decided not to allow Murkowski to run on the Alaska Libertarian Party line in November, Brown said.The five-member board made the decision Sunday, and Chairman Scott Kohlhaas was preparing to make the announcement Monday. Current Libertarian nominee David Haase will remain the nominee, Brown said.Should Murkowski lose the GOP primary to Fairbanks attorney Joe Miller, running as a Libertarian or write-in would be her only options to win the general election.Miller currently holds a 1,668-vote lead, though the state will begin counting thousands of absentee and questioned ballots this week.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.