WASHINGTON – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List announced its endorsement of Joe Miller, candidate for U.S. Senate in Alaska.
“Joe Miller’s unique experience and commitment to rescind taxpayer funding of abortion in the federal health care legislation is urgently needed in the coming Congress,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Joe Miller will bring the leadership of a military officer and the knowledge of an attorney to advocate for Life in the U.S. Senate.”
The SBA List will also run a week-long $10,000 radio ad campaign beginning today that will highlight how incumbent Lisa Murkowski ignored the will of her constituents during her time in office and with her decision to mount a write-in campaign after her defeat in the August Republican primary.
Joe Miller graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. As a United States Army officer, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his leadership in combat during the First Gulf War. In 1995, Miller earned a law degree from Yale Law School and accepted a position with an Anchorage law firm. Miller was later appointed a state court magistrate in village of Tok, a superior court master for the Fourth Judicial District, Acting State District Court Judge and, shortly thereafter, U.S. Magistrate Judge in Fairbanks.
“Ironically, Joe Miller represents women’s real views and needs on the issue of abortion far better than his female opponent does,” Dannenfelser said of Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski’s pro-life voting record is mixed and she holds only a 49 percent record with the National Right to Life Committee.
“Likewise, Scott McAdams will be no friend to women and the unborn in Alaska,” Dannenfelser said, referring to the Democratic nominee. “The Susan B. Anthony List is committed to ensuring that Alaska voters see the distinction between Murkowski’s unreliable record, McAdams’ pro-abortion agenda and Joe Miller’s commitment to protecting Life.”
SFX: [door open]
Doc: This, uh…Lisa Murkowski’s office?
Bitsy: Yessir! How may I help you?
Doc: I’m the ear doctor….
Doc: Here for the hearing test.
Doc: Alaska voters sent me….afraid she didn’t hear them during the Primary…
Bitsy: Why do you have that megaphone?
Doc: It’s what we call a hearing aid…
ANNCR: Alaska taxpayers made it pretty clear in August they’d had enough “business-as-usual” in Washington. That’s why Lisa Murkowski, after turning a deaf ear to Alaskans by voting for billions in bailouts and stimulus – was voted out. But it seems even though the people have spoken, Lisa didn’t get the message. Now she’s thinking about a write-in campaign. Please, call Lisa today. Thank her for her service…then urge her to listen closely to the will of the people, and just…come on home.
Bitsy: [tsk..sigh]…sir, she just got on another phone call.
Doc: Ohhh. So she can hear?
Bitsy: Yes sir. She’s just ignoring you.
Norm: Ahem…[SFX:megaphone reverb]
Bitsy: Right, I’ll see what I can do…[door close]
ANNCR: Susan B. Anthony List, Inc. is responsible for the content of this ad. Paid for by
Susan B. Anthony List, Inc. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. SBA List.org
Joe Miller has been endorsed by National Right to Life, the Club for Growth, the Tea Party Express, Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-06). He will face write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski and Democrat nominee Scott McAdams in the general election.
The Susan B. Anthony List plans to spend $6 million on voter education in the midterm elections, including $3 million on key Senate races. The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of over 280,000 Americans, residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.
For further information, please contact Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or [email protected].
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