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Murkowski misspells name in first ad for write-in candidacy

Chad Brady (admin)
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska faces high hurdles as a write-in Senate candidate — her own campaign demonstrated as much on Monday with a rather striking mistake in the first online ad of her renewed re-election bid.

Murkowski, who lost the Republican primary to Tea Party-backed challenger Joe Miller last month, announced Friday that she will seek re-election as a write-in candidate.

“You’ve got to learn how to spell my name, but that’s not as tough as it sounds, and over the next 45 days we’ll be teaching you how to spell it,” Murkowski said Friday, RealClearPolitics reports.

The ad her campaign launched Monday aimed to do just that — the approximately minute-long spot portrays a 1950′s era classroom in which students learn how to fill in the bubble for write-in candidates and then write in Murkowski’s name. The ad is called, “Fill it in! Write it in! A Murkowski Public Service Announcement.”

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The first version of the ad, however, misspelled Murkowski’s name in the URL of her website. It told viewers to visit LisaMurkwski.com. As RealClearPolitics reported, that specific URL leads to an anti-Murkowski, pro-Miller website that claims to be unaffiliated with the Miller campaign.

Full Story: Murkowski Misspells Name in First Ad for Write-In Candidacy – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

  • ArianaHuffingPaint

    Awesome! She’s going for the “I’m David Koresh-thing!”

  • teapartypatriot

    Several people have pointed out that I left out several of the alternatives to “murkowskI’ in the official write-in list. You may also write-in the following to vote for her:

    ARLAN SPECTER
    TRAITOR
    CHARLIE CHRIST
    D-CRAT-LITE
    LINDSEY GRAHAM

    All these are guaranteed to work to elect murkowski.

  • SuperTalk

    Is it just me or was that ad totally cccreepy?

    What’s up with the Indoctrinate the Children ad?
    when watching ask yourself these questions
    1. Which one of those kids can vote?
    2. Would it have been politically incorrect to have a bunch of voting age adults being condescended to?
    3. Just what is she trying to say about the average Alaskan voter? Are you guys basically children who need her guidance?

  • shepmoors

    I hope this spells trouble for Murkwski,I mean Murkiwski, I mean
    S-O-R-E L-O-S-ER. Why don’t you stay home for a spell Murkowski.

  • brettrow

    She must think her supporters are a bunch of morons for not being able to spell a name that has been in Alaska politics for decades. Then again, they are supporting her, so they likely are a bunch of morons.

  • rowdygirl

    So she’s telling her constituents that they need 45 days to learn to spell her name (as if they’re all total idiots) and her own staff can’t do it? Another reason I’m so glad I don’t live in Alaska.

  • mcgirv

    Yawn.

  • teapartypatriot

    And if you can’t spell murkowski, acceptable substitutes are:

    RULING CLASS
    ESTABLISHMENT CLOWN
    EARMARK QUEEN
    DADDY, HELP ME AGAIN
    RINO
    D-CRAT-LITE
    SHAFT REAL REPUBLICANS
    NO TEA FOR ME
    PORK IS GOOD