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Early Alaska results look good for Murkowski

From the NBC political team
We might be in for a long night -- or a long few weeks -- in the Alaska Senate race, but the early numbers are good ones for Republican write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski.

With about 58 percent of votes recorded, the "write in" option is leading with 39 percent of the vote, with Republican Joe Miller receiving 36 percent and Democrat Scott McAdams getting 25 percent.

If the write-in option wins or comes within one percent of the top vote-getter, the ballots will be individually evaluated to determine which names voters wrote in. That process could take weeks.

"We're not done yet," Murkowski told supporters in an upbeat address early Wednesday morning.