Accidental Voice Message Raises Questions

Anchorage, Alaska. October 30, 2010 — In an apparent accidental voice mail message left on the cell phone of Joe Miller’s spokesperson, Randy DeSoto, what is believed to be the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discuss creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.   The voice mail message was later authenticated by Mr. McDermott, who sent a text to DeSoto stating “Damn iPhone … I left you a long message.  I thought I hung up.  Sorry.”

“Frankly, when I first heard this I was shocked,” said DeSoto. “Though a bit garbled at times, there are disturbing comments in this conservation that never should have occurred.”

In the first discussion, the KTVA reporters discuss getting a list of Miller campaign supporters in order to ‘find’ a “child molester.”  “You have to find that one person,” says the male reporter, to laughter in the news room. The reporters at KTVA then discuss creating a “Rand Paul” incident at the then upcoming Miller Rally (held on October 28, 2010) and hoping for violence so that they can “send out a tweet” and “Facebook” that “Miller got punched” at the rally.

Attached is a transcript of the conversation from KTVA reporters.

Here is a link to the audio where you can hear the discussion

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Joe Miller to Host “Change D.C.” Rally Tomorrow

Anchorage, Alaska. October 27, 2010 — Joe Miller, the Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate, will host a “Change D.C.” Rally tomorrow at 7:00 p.m.

Who

Joe Miller, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate

Governor Sarah Palin

Todd Palin

Janine Turner, actress and founder of Constituting America

Glen Biegel, radio host

Additional guests to appear via video:

Governor Mike Huckabee

Senator James Inhofe

Senator Jim DeMint

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

Lars Larson, radio host

When

Tomorrow- Thursday, October 28th, 2010

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Where

Dena’ina Center

600 W. Seventh Ave

Anchorage, AK, 99501

907-263-2850

Note: Cameras must be set up by 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m

Media please RSVP to Joe Koss at jkoss@joemiller.us. For media questions email Randy DeSoto at randy@joemiller.us.

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Miller Will Not Appeal, Continues to Look to the Issues for the Last Week of the Campaign

Anchorage, Alaska. October 26, 2010 — Today, Joe Miller, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, accepted the court’s ruling regarding the release of his personnel records from the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Although these records are confidential under both State and Borough law, an appeal to oppose the release was rejected by Miller. “I appear to be the only candidate in this Senate race whose entire life history matters to the media. No one has requested school, medical or work records for Senator Lisa Murkowski or Scott McAdams. Regardless, I am willing to let these records go public so that the people can see that the computer polling matter and my decision to leave the Borough’s employment a year-a-half later were unrelated,” said Miller.

Joe Miller also stated: “The Alaskan voters want to hear about the issues. That’s what they deserve and I will continue to address them. I am running for the Senate because I believe that Alaskans deserve more than the status quo. The fact of the matter is, Lisa Murkowski knows her days are numbered and that change is coming to D.C. — I represent that change.”

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Nine Benefactors of “Alaskans Standing Together” in Violation of Federal Election Law

Complaint Reveals Federal Contractors Illegally Spending Millions to Re-Elect Murkowski

Anchorage, Alaska. October 20, 2010 — The Joe Miller for U.S. Senate Campaign Committee today filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that nine benefactors of “Alaskans Standing Together” (“AST”) and two of its officers have acted in violation of federal law in trying to influence the Alaska U.S. Senate election on behalf of Senator Lisa Murkowski.

According to the complaint, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Ahtna, Inc., Bering Straits Native Corporation, Calista Corporation, Chugach Alaska Corporation, Sealaska Corporation, NANA Regional Corporation, Koniag, Inc., and Doyon, Ltd., are all contributors to “Alaskans Standing Together” and “are major suppliers of goods and services to the federal government…” according to the Alaska 8(a) Association Mission Statement.

Federal Election Laws specifically prohibit federal contractors from making contributions or expenditures related to federal elections. According to the complaint, “nine of these corporate entities that are part of the scheme that has received billions in federal funds and contract with the federal government contributed a total of $805,000 to AST, which has now reported making ‘independent’ expenditures in the US Senate race in support of Lisa Murkowski, totaling $595,000 to date.”

Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Joe Miller released the following statement:

“Even by Washington D.C. standards, the level of corruption shown by ‘Alaskans Standing Together’ and Lisa Murkowski is shocking. Their efforts to preserve the status quo and re-elect their ‘bought and paid for’ Senator are not even bound by the law. The Alaskan Native Corporations have reaped billions from questionable set-asides and federal contracting programs and Senator Murkowski has fought efforts to reform them. We now know why.”

From the complaint filed by the Miller campaign:

Federal law prohibiting the use of federal funds for political purposes is clear – and Respondents Jason Moore, Barbara Donatelli and AST have violated the statute by soliciting such funds from the contractor donor Respondents and each of them have violated federal law by contributing federal contractor funds for a political purposes.

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Lisa Murkowski Swears on “Alaskans Standing Together” Disclosures that “AST” is Not Coordinating with Lisa Murkowski

Anchorage, Alaska. October 19, 2010 — In apparent violation of Federal Election law prohibiting candidates for federal office from coordinating campaign activities with independent expenditure committees, Lisa Murkowski’s name appears at the bottom of the multimillion dollar “Super Pac” Alaskans Standing Together’s schedule E. The Schedule E is the declaration that the independent committee is not coordinating with a campaign, in this case Alaskans Standing Together.

So, Lisa Murkowski swears that Alaskans Standing Together is not helping Lisa Murkowski?

Alaskans Standing Together is the corporate front-group made up of Alaskan Native Corporations who make billions from federal contracts and set-asides. Recent media reports have detailed Senator Murkowski’s official actions in the Senate, including opposing reforms to the program, which benefit the corporations.

“Just like so many politicians from D.C., Lisa says one thing and does another. She has decried the influence of ‘outside groups’ in this election but has remained silent while native corporations spend millions trying to pay her back. Now, the group’s own forms show that not only are they working together, they’re doing so illegally,” Joe Miller said.

The ‘Schedule E’ form requires a signature from a person that agrees with the following: Under penalty of perjury I certify that the independent expenditures reported herein were not made in cooperation, consultation, or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, any candidate or authorized committee or agent of either, or (if the reporting entity is not a political party committee) any political party committee or its agent.

Obviously, it’s hard to affirm that there is no coordination with the campaign when the candidate herself signs the federal disclosure forms.
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Liberal Blogger “Loses It” at Town Hall Meeting

Obsession with Republican Nominee leads to physical assault, publicity stunt

Anchorage, Alaska. October 17, 2010 — Joe Miller released the following statement:

“While I’ve gotten used to the blog Alaska Dispatch’s assault on me and my family, I never thought that it would lead to a physical assault. It’s too bad that this blogger would take advantage of a “Town Hall” meeting to create a publicity stunt just two weeks before the election.”

The Miller campaign was required by the facility to provide security at the event. Even though Joe had spent nearly an hour freely answering questions from those in attendance, the blogger chased Miller to the exit after the event concluded in an attempt to create and then record a ‘confrontation’ with the candidate. While Miller attempted to calmly exit the facility, the blogger physically assaulted another individual and made threatening gestures and movements towards the candidate. At that point the security personnel had to take action and intervened and detained the irrational blogger, whose anger overcame him. It is also important to note that the security personnel did not know that the individual they detained was a blogger who was reporting on the campaign. To them, the blogger appeared irrational, angry and potentially violent.

Getting Their Money’s Worth in the Senate?

Corporate front group pouring millions into Murkowski write-in campaign stands to make millions more from legislation

Anchorage, Alaska. October 15, 2010 — The Senator has sponsored at least two pieces of legislation that would directly benefit the native corporations. One of Murkowski’s bills was even attached in an unrelated oil relief bill after her legislation failed to make it out of a U.S. Senate committee. Murkowski is also on the record in opposition to reforms to the “disadvantaged business program,” which provides billions of dollars in no-bid contracts to native corporations. Those reforms have been proposed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri).

Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Joe Miller said the following:

“Some may call this business as usual in Alaska and Washington, D.C. I call it corruption as usual. I am the only candidate calling for comprehensive reform of the ‘disadvantaged business program’ and now we know why. The Alaska Native Regional Corporations have ‘their’ Senator in D.C. who is bought and paid for and, in some cases, using the very federal funds that she guaranteed to them through no-bid contracts. As long as Senator Murkowski and the Alaska Native Regional Corporations engage in these insider deals, Native Alaskans — especially in the rural areas — will continue to lack better opportunities and their communities will see fewer jobs. I’m going to be the voice of all of the people of Alaska, including those in rural Alaska who are not being very well served by Lisa, the corporations or the programs.”

Recent news stories have shed light on the forming of the SuperPAC, Alaskans Standing Together, and their use of unlimited funds to prop up the Murkowski write-in campaign.

Miller Releases New Statewide Ad Campaign

Miller: “If you’re going to change DC, you have to change the people that are there.”

Anchorage, Alaska. October 4, 2010 — The Joe Miller for U.S. Senate campaign recently released new statewide television and radio ads (click here). The ads highlight Miller’s biography as a decorated combat veteran, husband and father. They also emphasize Miller’s views on the need to rein in government spending and create jobs for Alaskans. Miller says, “In the Senate, I’ll fight the incumbents’ endless spending and tax hikes.” Miller promises to work to free up Alaska’s resources and help create Alaskan jobs. Miller concludes, “If you’re going to change DC, you have to change the people that are there.” The radio ad states that Miller is “a fiscal conservative who has the courage and the ability to stop the big spending and bailouts in Washington.”

Joe Miller is the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Joe is a graduate of West Point and Yale Law School, a decorated combat veteran from the First Gulf War, a former state magistrate and federal magistrate judge. He and his wife Kathleen are the proud parents of eight children and live in Fairbanks where he is a practicing attorney.

Governor Parnell Endorses Joe Miller for US Senate

Wasilla, Alaska. September 24, 2010 — Alaska Governor Sean Parnell endorsed Republican nominee for US Senate Joe Miller at a joint campaign event in Wasilla today. Governor Parnell and Miller pledged to work together for the people of Alaska.

Governor Parnell said, “I’m here proudly supporting Joe Miller for US Senate. He’s a Constitutional conservative and a principled leader that we need [in Washington].”

In response to the Governor’s endorsement Miller said, “I’m excited to have Governor Parnell’s support for my campaign. I fully support his re-election efforts as well, and I ask all my supporters to do the same. I know that we will be able to work together for a brighter future for the people of Alaska.” Miller continued, “A record number of voters participated in this year’s primaries for Governor and Senate. They voted for this team and for the future of Alaska, and against the failed policies of the past.”

Joe Miller is the Republican nominee for US Senate. Joe is a graduate of West Point and Yale Law School, a decorated combat veteran from the First Gulf War, a former state magistrate and federal magistrate judge. He and his wife Kathleen are the proud parents of eight children and live in Fairbanks where he is a practicing attorney.

Miller Picks Up More Endorsements from State Legislators

Anchorage, Alaska. September 27, 2010 — Joe Miller, candidate for United States Senate, picked up the endorsements of two more Alaskan legislators, Rep. Carl Gatto (13th District, Palmer) and Rep. Mark Neuman (15th District, Wasilla) both backed Miller. They join a growing list of current and former Alaskan public officials who have endorsed Miller. Among them are: Gov. Sean Parnell, Former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman, Sen. Fred Dyson, Sen. John Coghill, Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Tammy Wilson, Rep. Mike Kelly, Rep. Wes Keller, as well as Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, Former Fairbanks Mayor Rhonda Boyles, Former Senator and Matsu Borough Mayor Edna Armstrong DeVries, and Former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley.

Miller responded, “I am honored to have the support of Representatives Gatto and Neuman. Republican leaders from all over Alaska are unifying behind this campaign. I look forward to working with them for a brighter future for our state. With the support of the people of Alaska, I will go to Washington and help lead this nation on a new course designed to grow our economy, create jobs, and rein in out-of-control government spending.” He added, “The only way to change Washington, is to change the people who are there.”
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