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Who's Joe Miller?

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: July 5, 2016
  • Published October 4, 2010

0825-miller-slide-tightIf you missed our earlier coverage of the Murkowski-Miller race, here's a quick list of links to get you caught up:

June 29: Joe Miller was ‘not fired,' spokesman says

Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto said Andrew Halcro's allegation that Miller was fired from the Fairbanks North Star Borough is a "fabrication."

June 30: Miller campaign shows off FNSB resignation letter

A quick scan of the letter revealed friction between Miller and his boss, borough attorney Rene Broker, over a conflict of interest between Miller's public and private work, his work on litigation related to the trans-Alaska pipeline, and vacation time he had requested to go elk hunting on Afognak Island.

July 12: In Republican Senate primary, a clash of conservativism

No matter how you frame it, the political battle between incumbent Murkowski and challenger Miller is obvious. They couldn't be more different.

July 15: Miller records to be released Monday

Miller says he resigned from his assistant attorney job, but maintains that he can't say more than that because of attorney-client confidentiality. Miller's boss at the borough, Rene Broker, says she can't say anything about Miller's record because of employee confidentiality.

July 18: Nothing damning in Miller employment records

"There was absolutely no personal scandal," Miller said in a press release. "I resigned voluntarily, and there is no truth to any of the rumors being spread by the opposition's whisper campaign against me. It is time for slander and lies to stop."

July 19: Tea Party Express introduces itself to Alaska

The organization's message was clear: We focus exclusively on fiscal issues, we are not racist, and we are going to get Joe Miller elected to the U.S. Senate.

Aug. 16: iPhone video a distraction for Miller campaign, gets campaign manager canned

With just over a week until voters head to the polls, the Miller campaign is dealing with perhaps its biggest shakeup yet: the exit of its campaign manager, Paul Bauer, after he picked a fight with local college Republicans and a talk show radio host.

Aug. 20: Miss the Murkowski v. Miller debate? Watch here.

Alaska Public Telecommunications Inc. hosted the first face-to-face debate between Republican U.S. Senate primary candidates, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski and attorney Joe Miller, at its KAKM studio in Anchorage as part of the 2010 election series, "Running."

Aug. 23: Does Miller have momentum in race against Murkowski?

It wasn't too long ago that the chattering class assumed that Tea Party candidate Joe Miller was doomed in his race against Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Aug. 25: Joe Miller-Lisa Murkowski sweat a tough race in Alaska

The race between incumbent Republican Murkowski and Tea Party Express-backed Joe Miller -- the race most pollsters had called out as an easy win for Murkowski only days before -- had turned into a knock-down fight looking to stretch out longer than expected.

Aug. 25: In Alaska's Joe Miller, Sarah Palin finds her Rocky Balboa

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin enjoying a shining moment in Joe Miller's come-from-behind victory, or near victory, in the Republican Senate primary. If not for the roar of the queen Mama Grizzly, how could anyone explain Miller coming from out of nowhere to rattle the throne of Sen. Lisa Murkowski?

Aug. 25: Murkowski v. Miller: What happened?

From Sarah Palin to parental notification, there were plenty of factors that didn't help Alaska's senior senator in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Aug. 29: Joe Miller wants Alaska to control and develop federal lands, including Denali National Park

Tea Party-backed Joe Miller, who is threatening to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, has a bold vision for Alaska, one that would entail the state taking over federal lands, including Denali National Park and Preserve.

Aug. 30: At Yale Law School, Joe Miller discovers Federalist Society

Despite Miller's memories of himself as a lone conservative while at Yale, he was a member of one of the leading conservative legal groups -- the Yale Law Federalist Society.

Aug. 31: Miller time -- Murkowski concedes

On Tuesday night, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski ended her bid for the GOP nomination to the seat she has held since her father passed it on to her eight years ago. "It's been a terrible week," Murkowski said. "I don't see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor."

Sept. 20: Senate candidate Joe Miller admits taking farm subsidies

Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller, an outspoken critic of federal funding, has in the past obtained federal farm subsidies in the amount of more than $7,000 for Kansas farmland, an Alaska Dispatch investigation has revealed.

Oct. 1: Miller bought Delta land with state agricultural loan

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller bought a 1,000-acre tract of land near Delta Junction with a $77,400 state loan under a program aimed at promoting the development of Alaska agriculture.

Oct. 1: Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller tried to block Palin-Troopergate probe

In 2008, the Fairbanks attorney who would later seek to be Alaska's next U.S. senator went to court on behalf of five Alaskans who wanted to stop what they felt was an unconstitutional investigation into then-Gov. Sarah Palin.

Oct. 4: Joe Miller's wife took unemployment benefits after working for him

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller confirmed Monday night that his wife -- once hired to work as a part-time clerk for the same Alaska court in which he was serving as a U.S. magistrate judge -- went on unemployment after she left the job.

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