In race after race across America, Tea Party candidates have faced long odds and millions in Republican establishment influence money spent against them.
No candidate has faced longer odds and more establishment money being spent against him than Joe Miller. His simple pro-Constitution, free market, low tax message made him a Tea Party favorite in 2010 and Joe Miller is back running for the US Senate in Alaska. Tuesday, August 19th is the Republican Party primary which will decide his fate.
I have traveled to Alaska for a front row seat.
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If I had to judge after a day shadowing the tireless candidate, I would say the money spent against him has been wasted. Here in Anchorage, I see a race uninfluenced by the millions spent against Miller.
In the last 48 hours the tide had turned and the race is now very close.
With this understanding friends of the Tea Party movement from around America have been rallying to Joe Miller and endorsing his campaign. First it was Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday, followed by radio host Mark Levin, and finally tonight, Gov. Mike Huckabee.
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Here is what Huckabee had to say about Miller:
“I am proud to endorse Joe Miller for United States Senate in Alaska, because Joe embodies the kind of values our country so desperately needs. He is unequivocally pro-life, pro-family, and pro-traditional marriage. And above all, he understands that life and liberty come from God.
Joe is the only US Senate candidate endorsed by Alaska Right to Life, and my friend General Jerry Boykin at the Family Research Council.
His understanding of Constitutional values also makes him the common sense choice for those who desire limited government and free market economics. As a fellow supporter of the Fair Tax, Joe is the kind of leader who will be a game-changer in Washington. We can restore the fortunes of America one election at a time, by electing common sense conservatives like Joe Miller.”
If Miller wins in Alaska the Tea Party movement will be back in a big way, and the cause of smaller government will be greatly enhanced.
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