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Senior U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska


Lisa Ann Murkowski is the senior U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska. Murkowski, a Republican, is the only woman ever elected to Congress from her state, in addition to being the first Senator born in Alaska.

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 This is a statement we must make for Alaskans. Together we can do what they say cannot be done. Alaska is not fair game for outside extremists. We are smarter than that … and we will not be had, 
— Lisa Murkowski / September 18, 2010
 I announce today that I will be a write-in candidate in November for the United States Senate seat that I now hold, 
— Lisa Murkowski announcing that she would wage a write-in campaign to retain her seat / September 17, 2010
 We made some mistakes, But we didn’t educate about the extremist views that were held by Mr. Miller. And when he swung, I didn’t swing back… Ladies and gentlemen, friends and supporters, the gloves are off. 
— Lisa Murkowski admitting that she made some mistakes during her primary campaign / September 17, 2010
 Right now, the big question is whether the Senate, as a whole, can sit down and craft real bipartisan legislation that protects both the economy and the environment... We need to find ways to move forward in a bipartisan effort that makes sense for America, regardless of whether the rest of the world follows through or not. 
— Lisa Murkowski on the American Clean Energy and Security Act / December 2009