Monday, May 3, 2010

Todd Palin Endorses Joe Miller

The ADN reports:

Fairbanks attorney running against Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski this year is trying to drum up support for his campaign, meeting with conservatives in Washington, D.C., and advertising a "big announcement" that Todd Palin will be at his fundraiser in Wasilla this week.

Joe Miller hasn't held political office. But he made a splash in Republican Party politics two years ago, joining with then-Gov. Sarah Palin to lead an unsuccessful coup attempt against Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich....

Miller said he'd work to repeal the health care law and Murkowski wouldn't.

Murkowski told KTUU-TV a month ago that the law needs to be changed but "if you just repeal and you do nothing, we will not have addressed health care reform." Miller is also critical of Murkowski's 2008 vote in favor of the Bush administration's Wall Street bailout proposal. Murkowski said at the time that she had reservations about the plan, but felt it was needed to avoid a sharper economic downturn.

Miller described Todd Palin as a friend who stands for many of the same principles that he does.

Sarah Palin's political action committee donated $5,000 to Murkowski's campaign last June. But Murkowski subsequently criticized the use of the term "death panels" popularized by Palin during the health care debate, saying it wasn't accurate. Murkowski also was critical of Palin's decision to resign from the governor's office last July, saying that she was "deeply disappointed that the governor has decided to abandon the state and her constituents before her term has concluded."

Joe's website is here. He has a quote from Todd posted on it:

"Joe Miller isn't afraid to shake things up in order to get the job done, and that's exactly what we need in Washington today. We need reliable conservatives who have the backbone to fight for fiscal reforms, and will protect Alaska's freedoms and opportunities with a passion that matches the size of our great state."

Miller weighed in:

"Todd's a longtime friend," Miller said. "He stands for many of the same principles." Miller takes issues with Murkowski's positions and voting record, which he says promote big government and an unsustainable national debt load that will be a burden on generations to come.

"This is about a U.S. Senate seat," he said. "It's not about Sarah Palin and Lisa Murkowski." What the media will make of the situation, Miller said, is beyond his control.

I don't think Todd Palin ever independently endorsed anyone else. Maybe he has, but not that I am aware of.

Joe's also on Facebook and Twitter.

Here are pics of Joe at a McCain rally in 2008.

And this one is dated February of 2009:

And I think we know one reason why Todd and Joe get along. :)

Beating Lisa Murkowski won't be easy. Good luck, Joe!

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