ALASKA: “A state judge has rejected losing Senate candidate Joe Miller's attempt to overturn Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in re-election victory, and Friday granted the Division of Election's request for dismissal of Miller's challenge,” the Juneau Empire writes. “Superior Court Judge William Carey found the state's write-in count valid, rejecting every one of Miller's claims.Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell called the ruling "decisive," and said it moved the state closer to having full representation in the U.S. Senate in January.”
We missed this Thursday, but here’s Stu Rothenberg’s end-of-the-year awards, including the most overhyped candidates (Linda McMahon, Alex Sink, etc.), candidates and personalities he’s sick of (Sarah Palin, FOX and MSNBC after 3 p.m., Eliot Spitzer), candidates who shouldn’t run again (Dino Rossi, Alan Grayon, Christine O’Donnell), Worst Hair (Rick Scott, himself, and Charlie Cook), most embarrassing primary loss (Rick Lazio), Biggest upset (Renee Ellmers, Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski, etc.), candidates we haven’t seen the last of (Christine O’Donnell, House candidates: Rodney Glassman, John Callahan, Julie Lassa), plus GOP rising stars in the House, the cockiest candidates, the candidates should start to worry about 2012, worst self-inflicted wounds (Rangel, Tom Ganley’s sex assault charge, Bob Etheridge’s caught on tape moment, etc.).