Palin rebounds with primary victories

Shane D’Aprile
The Hill
8/25/2010

Tuesday’s Republican primaries showed that Sarah Palin’s power should not be discounted.

Four candidates backed by the former Alaska governor pulled off primary victories, while a fifth, Alaska attorney Joe Miller, appeared to be on the verge of pulling off a major upset by defeating Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Miller led Murkowski by less than 2,000 votes with 97 percent of Alaska’s precincts reporting at noon, according to the Associated Press. Even if Murkowski pulls off a come-from-behind victory, Miller’s strong showing suggests Palin will continue to have an influence in her home state and beyond.

Miller credited Palin with his performance.

“I’m absolutely certain that was pivotal,” he said of Palin’s support, according toThe Anchorage Daily News.

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